Indonesia's Public Order Agency carried out raids across Jakarta starting Monday and have seized 10 monkeys as of Wednesday, The Jakarta Post reported.
"They looked stressed and depressed," agency head Ipih Ruyani said of the monkeys, which were brought to a quarantine facility belonging to the Jakarta Marine and Agriculture Agency.
"We estimate that there are 60 exploited monkeys in the capital -- mostly in North and East Jakarta," she said.
Governor Joko Widodo visited the monkeys Wednesday.
"I have instructed all related agencies to take care of the monkeys and the owners. We will give the owners 'monkey money,'" Joko said.
Ipih said each monkey handler was given $89 as compensation for the confiscated monkeys.
"They usually sell one monkey for about Rp 200,000 to Rp 300,000. It's the governor's policy to give them cash so they can start another business," Ipih cited.
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