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1. Gathering information
All actors can contribute at this stage by providing information
on the location, size and type of forests being deforested using geographic
information system analysis, Google Earth analysis, and other technologies.
Based on their differing capacities, these actors collect and produce data
ranging from amount of timber produced and exported to government
revenues collected for each forest management unit.
2. Collecting evidence of deforestation and estimate the size of losses to
the state from the deforestation
At this stage the law enforcement component collects evidence on illegal logging
and identifies suspect illegal activities. Law enforcement also collects
evidence on possible corruption by related forestry service and identifies
individuals suspected of corruption.
3. Identification and analysis on suspicious financial transaction
The Financial Investigation Unit requests that financial institutions document
all financial flows beginning with or received by criminal actors identified by
law enforcement, such as the police and the KPK. The FIU
analyses all financial flows beginning with or received by alleged perpetrators. Law
enforcement and the FIU collect evidence on suspected money laundering by
forestry services and timber industries and identify the suspect of money
4. Tracing and freezing proceeds from criminal activity
FIU and Law enforcement estimate and trace financial gain that can be defined as
proceeds from criminal activity.
Law enforcement freeze these proceeds through using temporary restraining order
issued by the courts
5. Building a case based on evidence collected
Based on evidence collected, law enforcement build the case and
then submits the case to court.
Law enforcement executes the verdict of the court. If the defendant is guilty of corruption
or money laundering, law enforcement turns over confiscated proceeds to the state.