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Kinmen National Park Administration Office Calls for Ban on Illegal Theft of Plants in Parks: Violators Will Be Prosecuted

Date: 2019-04-17

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A century-old qilixiang (jasmine orange) tree on Caicuo Historic Trail was stolen recently. The Prosecutors Office of the Kinmen District Court concluded the investigation with a verdict of theft. In view of the fact that the two accused had no prior criminal records, and had already reached a settlement with the Kinmen National Park Administration Office, agreeing to bear the cost of restoring the qilixiang tree, their punishments were lightened. The accused were made to pay NTD $30,000 each to the government treasury.
The Kinmen National Park Administration Office once again appeals to the public to comply with all related regulations, and to refrain from felling and stealing trees at will, so as to avoid prosecution. Members of the public who come across cases of violation, please call to make a report (Contact Number: Kinmen National Park 082-313100 or Fourth Division, The Seventh Special Corps, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior 082-324115). Play your part in preserving the environment of our homeland.