Pontianak, February 25, 2020. SPORC investigators from the Bekantan Balai Gakkum KLHK Brigade Kalimantan Region on February 20, 2020, named AR (38) as suspects in the transport of illegal processed wood totaling 148 pieces of ulin / belian wood without being accompanied by a Certificate of Legality of Forest Products ( SKSHHK), in Sungai Pawan, Ketapang Regency.

Currently AR is detained at the Ketapang Class IIb Penitentiary. Evidence in the form of a nameless klotok ship with tonnage of 5 GT was deposited at the Lantapal Post in Ketapang and 148 ulin / belian logs were deposited at the Manggala Agni Daops Office in Ketapang.

LHK Ministry of Civil Servant Investigators (PPNS) ensnare AR with Article 83 Paragraph 1 Letter b of Law No. 18 of 2013 concerning Prevention and Eradication of Forest Destruction with a maximum of 5 years imprisonment, maximum fine of IDR 2.5 billion.

In the operational activities, the Ketapang Lanal Team and the Ketapang Navy AL Team also secured 600 round logs without an SKSHHK document in Sungai Pawan, Ketapang Regency. At present 600 round logs are left in the Alas Kusuma Group log pond.

The arrest began with the patrol activities of the Ketapang Lanal Team and the Ketapang Navy AL Team in the Pawan Ketapang River, February 17, 2020 around 02.10 WIB, in Tanjung Pasar Village, Muara Pawan District. The patrol team found a nameless klotok ship with a 5 GT tonnage with the AR captain transporting 148 ulin / belian logs measuring 120 cm x 16 cm x 4 m totaling 120 stems and measuring 8 cm x 16 cm x 3 m totaling 28 stems. The team also found a series of 600 round logs without an SKSHHK document. AR and evidence are secured at the Ketapang Navy AL Post Office. On February 20, 2020, the TNI AL Ketapang Post delegated AR, witnesses, and evidence to the Region III Section of the Gakkum Balai KLHK Kalimantan Region for further processing.

Subhan, Head of the Kalimantan Regional Gakkum Office, said, “The success of handling this case was due to the good cooperation and synergy between the Kalimantan Regional KLKH Gakkum Hall, Manggala Agni Daops Ketapang, the TNI Navy Ketapang, and the Pontianak XII Lantamal. Investigators will explore the possibility of involvement of other parties in the development of this case “.

Source: Director General of Gakkum LHK West Kalimantan