The animals are "traumatized," IAR says. Captured slow lorises are typically packed in tight boxes during smuggling.
"The modus operandi of these criminals begins with the hunters who capture the animals from the wild," Diki Budiman, assistant director of the special crime unit in Polda, West Java, says in a press release. "The lorises are then sold online, via Facebook and other social networks." Social media is being used more and more by animal traffickers, according to IAR.
"The police got to these lorises just in time," IAR writes. "Now, our team are working flat out to stabilize the lorises' condition. It will be touch and go during the next few days as to how many of them survive."