[wildtrade] Riau police confiscate 200 tons of illegal logs - ID
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Wed Apr 1 08:22:33 BST 2009
Riau police confiscate 200 tons of illegal logs
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 04/01/2009
Jungle operation: Sr. Comr. Zainal Paliwang, head of Riau Water Police
Directorate (left) leads illegal logging raid operation in Tohor River
kanals in Tebing Tinggi, Meranti district in Riau, on Tuesday.
Riau Water Police have confiscated 200 tons of illegal logs, allegedly
cut down from Meranti and Bengkalis regencies areas, during a two-day
Sr. Comr. Zainal Paliwang, head of Riau Water Police Directorate, told
Antara that they have named and arrest two people as suspects.
We received a tip-off from the local resident and we later begun an
investigation that lasted three weeks. The logs were found at four
different locations, he said.
On Monday, the police confiscated eight tons of logs from a location
on the banks of Tanjung Sari river in Tanjung Samak district in
Bengkalis. They also arrested two men, Yamin, 39, and Edo Tampubolon,
68, who were on a tug boat to deliver logs to Tanjung Balai Karimun in
The rest of the logs were confiscated from three locations in Tohor
River banks in Tebing Tinggi district in Meranti.
Zainal said the police were to continue their investigation to catch
illegal loggers in the areas. (dre)
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