Thai teak seized in SorPorKor raid north of Patong

The Forestry officials, along with police from the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division seized sawn pieces of timber valued at about B60,000 at the site, located in the hills on Phra Barami Soi 7.

Boonlarp Suksai, Chief of the Royal Forestry Department Region 12 Office in Krabi, explained that the raid followed a tip-off.

Officers first inspected the site last Wednesday (25), and found many trees cleared in the area, Mr Boonlarp said.

Officers checked maps of the area and confirmed that some of the trees felled were cut down in the adjoining protected forest area, he added.

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