Tribratanews.polri.go.id - Pekanbaru. Riau Regional Police receives the aid of one helicopter from National Police Headquarter to strengthen Air Police to overcome illegal logging in several regions in Riau province.
Chief of Riau Regional Police. Police Inspector General Agung Setya Imam Effendi said that one helicopter from the headquarter would be used to observe illegal logging activities in Riau by air.
"The arrival of the helicopter from the Security Maintenance Agency of National Police in Riau would help us to observe illegal logging activities in Riau by air", he said on Friday (19/11/21).
He said that the helicopter would be operated today. The air observation progress would be informed to the task force on land for policing acts.
"We are cooperating with Natural Resource Conservation Agency of Riau and Forestry Agency to conduct concrete measures on re-managing forests damaged by perpetrators", he said.
Riau Regional Police would finish the illegal logging operation and thanked National Police Headquarter for the helpful helicopter aid.
"I hope that this operation could be a lesson for us. There are forests we have to protect because some parts of them have been transferred into production forest and the people have utilised it", he said.
The two-star general also said that four people had been arrested related to the illegal logging activities that happened in several regions of Riau, such as Bengkalis and Rokan Hilir.
At the moment, Police is also chasing the colleagues of the arrested perpetrators.
"We arrested four people, but six other people escaped and are still being chased by our personnel. We also seized 2,319 cubics of wood", he concludes.
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