PEKANBARU - The regional police in Riau has successfully seized a shipment of over 10 tonnes of wood that has been illegally cut. The wood that was taken from the forests of Riau were destined for Malaysia. The head of the marine police in Riau, Zainal Paliwang, explained that wood in various sizes has been seized from three boats that routinely operate the waters of Kampung Pacul in the district of Bengkalis.
"We have done a search and found that the wood did not have the proper documentation," said Zainal. He explained that the wood of various varieties were taken from the Surat Akar forests in Bengkalis. All the wood has been seized because it is evidence in a case of illegal logging. One of the captains from the three ships has been arrested, the two others managed to get away.