Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Furniture sellers face Thai court

Furniture sellers face Thai court

Two Cambodian brothers went before a court in Thailand yesterday accused of illegally crossing into the neighbouring country and selling wooden furniture without paying the required tax.

Huon Kruok, 28, and Huon Vet, 26, from Kampong Thom’s Baray district, were arrested on June 27 by authorities in Sa Kaeo province’s Ta Phraya district, where the pair were allegedly caught transporting four wooden beds on a makeshift motorised cart.

The authorities interviewed villagers, who said the pair had already sold the bulk of their timber haul when they were captured.

They were sent to Sa Kaeo Provincial Court yesterday and stood accused of illegally crossing into Thailand and transporting and selling timber products in Thailand illegally without paying tax.

Pin Chhang, a border communications official stationed at the Boeung Trakuon checkpoint, confirmed the reports.

He said his team intervened for the release of the two Cambodian men, but maintained that the Thai authorities refused.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".