Samarinda, July 12, 2019. SPORC Investigators Brigade Section II Samarinda Samarinda, Balai Gakkum LHK Kalimantan Region on Wednesday (07/10/2019) around 9.30 WITA secured 3 illegal logging intellectual actors with the initial N (51) from Nunukan, Y (Y 57) from Balikpapan and RH (56) from Nunukan, in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan Province. Investigators set the three men as suspects and secured thousands of pieces of processed wood and 2 units of circle saw as evidence.

The three suspects were detained in Samarinda Prison. Whereas the evidence is in the form of 2 locations for the storage / stacking of processed wood, 2,089 pieces of wood / beam (44 cubic meters) sorting of various types and sizes, and 2 units of circle saw. Processed wood is deposited with KPHP Nunukan, Forest Service of North Kalimantan Province.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry investigators ensnared the three suspects with Article 83 Paragraph 1 Letter b Jo. Article 12 Letter e Law No. 18 of 2013 concerning the Prevention and Eradication of Forest Destruction with the threat of imprisonment for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years, a fine of at least Rp 500 million and a maximum of Rp 2.5 billion.

This case began with a public report on Friday, July 5, 2019, at around 10.20 WITA which stated that there were activities for collecting and trading illegal wood in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan Province. On Saturday, July 6, 2019, Balai Gakkum Kalimantan sent a team to verify the report in the field.

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at around 9.30 WITA, the SPORC East Kalimantan Brigade Brigade team raided the two illegal timber harvesting and trading businesses. Furthermore, the operation team assisted by the Nunukan Regional Police secured evidence and brought 3 suspects to Samarinda for further processing by the PPNS Balai Gakkum LHK Kalimantan Region.

The disclosure of this case is a collaboration that has been established both between the Kalimantan GKKUM LHK Balai Kalimantan and the North Kalimantan Regional Police (Nunukan Regional Police) and Nunukan KPHP North Kalimantan Forest Service.

Source: Ditjen Gakkum KLHK