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Sarawak Forestry joint operations crack down on illegal logging

In a move to further help and conserve the habitat of orangutans, organisations in Borneo have helped stopped illegal logging activities in the area.

Acting on public complaint and based on some information gathered, SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (SFCSB), Sibu and Bintulu Regional Offices, with the assistance from the State Security and Enforcement Unit and Marine Police Sibu conducted a joint operation to eradicate illegal logging activities at Balleh, Kapit areas.

The 4 days operation (7-10/8/18), yielded substantial detection and subsequent detention of logs and machinery at various localities.

794 pieces of illegal logs were detained with 2 excavators, 4 tractors and 2 Lorries also taken into custody. The logs extracted are believed to have been illegally extracted from nearby timber-licence areas, and none of the logs bore any official markings. At the time of the raids, no individual was encountered at the vicinity of the areas.

All cases had been reported to the police station and handed over to Forest Department for further investigation.

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