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A walk in the woods and a slap on the wrist

A walk in the woods and a slap on the wrist

Two loggers drew the short straw when their camp was raided by Thai authorities and they were arrested for their illicit timber stock on Wednesday.

The group of 21 was spotted by soldiers near their pile of downed rosewood in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, but 19 fled successfully, leaving their unobservant pals behind.

Both were transferred back to Cambodia and confessed to their crimes, saying the team was hired for the job by a businessman.

ANN

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