PROBE ON ILLEGAL LOGGING IN NG SETULI KAPIT

10 December 2018 :

SARAWAK FORESTRY Sibu Region team stationed at OSCC Balleh encountered 70 illegal logs while conducting patrols and investigations into complaints from licensee’s LPF0026 on encroachment within their license at Ng. Setuli, Kapit. Together with the licensee’s representative, further checking revealed that the logs have no legal markings as well as the necessary tags on them. Furthermore, the locality was within a closed block and operation has long ceased within the area.  No individuals and machinery were found at the scene and a police report was made at Kapit Police Station and the case was subsequently handed over to the Forest Department for further investigation.