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Monday, 21 September 2015 - 17:27 WIB

25 Cubic Meters of Timbers Seized by Sarmi Police

Illegal logging in West Papua - Suplied

Illegal logging in West Papua - Suplied

Illegal logging in West Papua - Suplied

Illegal logging in West Papua – Suplied

Jayapura, Jubi – Police in Sarmi have seized at least 25 cubic meters of ironwood because of a lack of a permit. Sources said police confiscated the timber on last week. “The timber was seized before dawn. The owner of the timber and the evidence have been secured by police in Sarmi, ” a source who declined to be named told Jubi via a short massage on Wednesday night (09/16/2015). The head of public relations at the Papua Police, Commissioner Patrige Renwarin, confirmed that the operation was conducted in dabe village, East Coast district, Sarmi, led by head of Local Criminal Police Unit, Police Brigadier Markus Epa. “Police secured 25 cubic meters of Ironwood, size 10 × 30 cm and five trucks used to transport tens of cubic wood as well as the owner with initial “F” from Nedyam village, Kelapa Satu, Sarmi. Each truck load of wood as much as 5 cubic meters of timber, ” he confirmed via text message on last week. “Now the owner and all evidences including trucks are still detained at the police station in Sarmi, for further investigation “he said. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)

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