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State to aid imprisoned loggers in Thailand

CAMBODIAN officials in Thailand are seeking lawyers to defend three Cambodian citizens arrested on Wednesday by Thai police on suspicion of illegally crossing the border to cut down trees in Thailand. Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said yesterday that consular staff were working with Thai authorities to arrange legal representation. The trio were part of a team of seven who allegedly snuck over the border close to Thlok village, in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thmor Puok district. Four of the men eluded Thai authorities and managed to escape back to Cambodia. Local officials said last week the other three were caught in possession of 50 AK-47 bullets and various logging equipment.



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