The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. Committee spokesman Eng Hy declined to provide details, citing the ongoing investigation.
“We are still working on the case and have not decided on the next step,” he said.
Provincial Military Police commander San Bun Than declined to comment on Monday.
Heng Sros, a forest activist in the province, claimed the processed timber belonged to Siemon (Cambodia) Agriculture Comprehensive Development Co, Ltd, which is registered with the General Department of Taxation as a company that deals in crops and acacia trees.