Jayapura, Jubi, Papua Police is still looking for the owner of 12.9 cubic meters of illegal logs seized by the police when three loading trucks crossed over the Tanah Hitam road, Abepura, Jayapura, last week.
“It’s still under the investigation. We’re now tracking who’s the owner. We hope the three truck drivers who have been named as suspects could be honest and reveal those who are involved,” Papua Police Spokesperson Senior Commissionaire Patrige Renwarin said on Tuesday (21/4/2015).
But he worried the suspects would not tell anything because usually they have made an agreement with the related parties and wont tell anything if they were arrested. “Usually they made the certain agreement. For example if the driver was arrested, he wont tell who give him an order with a guarantee his family needs would be fulfilled during he was in jail,” he said.
Related to illegal logging, the Police have seized seven trucks in Koya, Muara Tami Sub-district, Jayapura Municipaly and Unurumguay Sub-district, Jayapura Regency some times ago. The Police have currently completed the P21 form and ready to hand over the case to the Prosecutor Office.
“But the Prosecutor Office keep the evidence to the Papua Police because they have not enough space. To terminate the illegal logging in Papua is not only the Police’s responsibility, but there must be an integrated team who involve all related parties,” he said.
Earlier, the Papua Legislative Council wants to perform the log moratorium in Papua, it would apply both to logs or processing log products. The Papua Legislative Council’s Commission IV Chairman, Boy Markus Dawir said this moratorium is important to ensure the people, businessmen and regional government to mutually get benefits. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)