Illegal timber and vehicles seized in three provinces

Forestry administration and other related authorities seized a large amount of illegal timber and a number of vehicles, including boats, used for transporting timber.

Kratie province’s Sambor district Military Police commander Sum Sokunthea told The Post on Sunday that anti-natural resource crime forces had patrolled the Mekong River and found a boat loaded with timber moored in Vattanak commune in Sambor district, Kratie province.

They handed over the timber-loaded boat to the Forestry Administration for further investigation.

“The villagers said the boat had been moored there to load timber on Friday morning, but no one knew who owned it.

“The villagers only saw a few workers who fled when they saw the authorities arrive,” Sokunthea said.

Kratie provincial Forestry Administration deputy director Buoy Ratana told The Post on Sunday that the officials in charge were measuring the timber and looking for the owner of the boat.

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