Media Release: SFC & Marine Police Raid Illegal Sawmill
MIRI, 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 – A joint enforcement team comprising officers from SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation (SFC) Miri Regional Office and Marine Police raided a sawmill located at KM 23, Jalan SK. Long Keseh Lama on September 11.
According to a press statement issued today by SFC, the joint operation resulted in the detention of 16 pieces of Belian, a forklift, 3 vehicles, 3 sets of generator and a bandsaw believed to have been used to process timber products. Part of the detained logs have property mark but later have been verified to be illegal due to the absence of ‘JH’ hammer mark.
Haji Zolkipli Mohamad Aton, CEO of SARAWAK FORESTRY said, “The success of the raid was made possible by the cooperation exhibited between the agencies, therefore, more joint operations with other enforcement agencies will be conducted to eradicate illegal activities.”
No suspect was spotted during the raid. A report on the raid has been lodged at the Long Lama police station. The case has been handed over to Forest Department on September 13 for further investigation.