A 39-year-old man was sent to the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court on Wednesday for operating a timber-processing facility in Trapaing Prasat district’s Trapaing Prasat commune without a permit.
Provincial environment department director Phuong Lina said 14 cubic metres of timber was seized from the makeshift workshop.
“We arrested him on Tuesday. His case is being handled by the court and the timber is being retained at the Kulen Promtep environment bureau,” he said.
A report published on the National Military Police website said local authorities led by the provincial court deputy prosecutor raided the facility on Tuesday and confiscated 316 pieces of first-grade timber totaling 14.06 cubic metres.