Joint op seizes heavy ve­hi­cles, logs from Ulu Sg Tuah

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KANOWIT: Heavy ve­hi­cles and logs, be­lieved to be il­le­gally pro­cured, were con­fis­cated by en­force­ment per­son­nel dur­ing a joint op­er­a­tion on a site at Ulu Sun­gai Tuah near here yes­ter­day.

Act­ing upon tip-off, a team com­pris­ing mem­bers of the Ma­rine Po­lice, For­est Depart­ment and Sarawak Forestry Cor­po­ra­tion (SFC) was im­me­di­ately dis­patched to the site, where they found a lorry laden with logs, a trac­tor and 336 logs.

The seizure was later handed over to the For­est Depart­ment for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion and dis­posal.

Ac­cord­ing to SFC, they sus­pected that the logs were il­le­gally ex­tracted based on the ab­sence of of­fi­cial mark­ings on each piece.

“More­over, the tim­ber li­cence is­sued for the area (Ulu Sun­gai Tuah) ex­pired last year,” it said in an is­sued state­ment.

A po­lice re­port on the case was lodged at Sibu Jaya Po­lice Sta­tion.

Mem­bers of the en­force­ment op­er­a­tion team with some of the seized logs, which have no of­fi­cial mark­ings on them.

The lorry laden with un­marked logs is among those seized dur­ing the op­er­a­tion.

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