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Massive luxury timber haul in Mondulkiri

Forestry Administration officials in Mondulkiri province are on the lookout for illegal loggers, after finding 130 pieces of luxury-grade timber in Koh Nhek district.

Officials from the administration spotted and reported the 131 blocks of timber, approximately 0.25-metre by 1.5-metres, in Koh Nhek’s Sre Sangkum commune, said Keb Kort, Mondulkiri’s Forestry Administration director.

“The timber was logged and hidden in the forest at three locations,” he said. While not sure of where the wood came from, Kort said he believed it was logged from protected forest areas.

The find comes on the heels of 3,221 pieces of timber found in Mondulkiri’s Pech Chreada district last month.

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