Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - FA seizes 12 trucks with illegal wood in Kratie

FA seizes 12 trucks with illegal wood in Kratie

Authorities stand near timber-laden trucks that were seized during a raid in Kratie province yesterday. Photo supplied
Authorities stand near timber-laden trucks that were seized during a raid in Kratie province yesterday. Photo supplied

FA seizes 12 trucks with illegal wood in Kratie

Kratie Forestry Administration forces in cooperation with provincial armed forces seized 12 trucks laden with illegal timber yesterday.

Horn Poch, deputy chief of order and traffic police in Kratie province, yesterday said the operation took place in Kratie town’s O’Russey commune.

“I don’t know what type of timber it was or how much, but it was all planks and small tree trunks and they were sent to the Kratie Forestry Administration station to be temporarily impounded and for other procedures,” Poch said.

“In this case, the driver and his assistants should not have been arrested because they were just hired by the timber traders to transport the timber.”

Kratie town Forestry Administration officials could not be reached for comment yesterday.

A new anti-logging crackdown launched by the government in January was declared a success in April.

However, observers insist illegal logging continues to flourish regardless, and last month Post reporters witnessed a thriving illegal logging trade in eastern provinces, including Kratie.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship

    Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du

  • Sor Chandeth defends his criticism of Hun Sen

    Former senator Sor Chandeth has defended his choice of words when criticising Hun Sen, saying he was merely speaking metaphorically to attack the Prime Minister’s political life, not his actual person, as the latter seeks damages. [img] Chandeth spoke to The Post on Thursday,

  • South Korea’s Moon arrives in Kingdom for state visit

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in and his wife arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday at the start of a three-day state visit to Cambodia to strengthen ties and further the friendship between the two countries. After arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport in the