Wed, 09 Mar 2005

Illegal logs seized in Riau

PEKANBARU, Riau: Forest rangers in Riau seized at truck at dawn on Tuesday that was loaded with 32 cubic meters of undocumented kulim wood.

Sahnan Nasution, chief of forest rangers at the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Body (BKSDA), said that the wood was being transported from Tesso Nilo National Park to Bagansiapi-api in Rokanhilir regency.

"Besides confiscating the wood, we are also detaining the truck driver, Zulis Martin," said Sahnan.

A few days ago, forest rangers also seized 484 tual logs being transported from a location within the province. Officials have named 15 suspects in relation to the matter, said Sahnan. -- JP