40 containers of Merbau wood, allegedly illegal, were seized in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. The timber is said to have originated in West Papua Regency and transported to the port of Tanjung Perak using the freight services of Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL) departing from Sorong, Papua. The containers are alleged to be without legal documents. While 34 containers remain in the depot at the port, six containers had already been received by two companies but have also been seized. The value of the timber is estimated to be at over $US 800,000. No one has been named a suspect as the investigation is still underway.
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