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06/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Couple Arrested For Selling Monkey Meat In Meatball Soup

A couple in Indonesia have been arrested for selling monkey meat in their meatball soup.

The animal in question was a rare Javan langur, also known as a silver-leaf monkey, which can be found in Baluran National Park in East Java, Indonesia, according to a statement from a local animal rights group, ProFauna.

The meat was used in basko, a meatball soup that is a popular dish in the country.

A local police chief said the couple admitted to selling the meat for six years. Monkey bones, tails and skins were found at their home, according to the Telegraph. The couple could face up to five years in jail.