Monday, 7 January 2008

Illegal Logging Suspect Arrested in Singapore

Illegal Logging Suspect Arrested In Singapore

Source: The Jakarta Post - January 2, 2008

Anton Gunadi, an illegal logging suspect, was captured in Singapore on Sunday after more than a year on the run, a senior police officer saidTuesday.

"Police detectives picked up Anton on Sunday and brought him back home onMonday," National Police chief detective Comr. Gen. Bambang Hendarso Dhanuri told newsportal.

"Anton is now being held under custody at the National Police headquartersand is still being interrogated. "The National Police will transfer Anton to South Kalimantan Provincial Police on Wednesday for further legal processing.

Anton is allegedly involved in two illegal logging cases. The first case involves 36 illegal logs while the second case involves 23 illegal logs.

The police announced Anton as suspect in the cases in March 2006. Anton, however, failed to show up when police summoned him and fled to Singapore.The police put him on the wanted list in April 2006. -- JP