Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kratie seize nearly 500 timber logs

Kratie seize nearly 500 timber logs

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Millitary polices crack down the illegal logging in Kratie provinec. Supplied

Kratie seize nearly 500 timber logs

Kratie provincial Military Police seized nearly 500 first grade timber logs on Thursday at an economic land concession (ELC) in Chitr Borei district’s Dar commune.

A Military Policeman, who asked not to be named as he is not authorised to talk to the media, claimed a trader had hidden the timber at the site.

The police received a tip-off about it, he said, and went to inspect the scene but did not find anyone who would take responsibility for the logs.

“We raided the site where the timber was being stored today,” he said.

According to Fresh News, the crackdown was led by district Military Police commander Im Chetra, working together with the local forestry administration.

Police recorded 481 logs, or some three cubic metres, of sokram wood (Burma ironwood) and surmised that the timber had been hidden there waiting for a good opportunity to transport it to sell elsewhere illegally.

The timber was confiscated and impounded at a safe place. Neither the source of the timber nor the name of the ELC was reported.

MOST VIEWED

  • US imposes sanctions on Oknha Pheap and Kun Kim

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed strong dismay on Monday over the designation of Cambodian tycoon Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim under the US’ Global Magnitsky Act. “It is very disturbing when the public figures of a country become the

  • Mother, daughter killed in hotel fire

    The bodies of a mother and daughter were found locked in an embrace after they were killed in a hotel fire in Phnom Penh at around 3:30am on Wednesday at the Phkar Chhouk Tep 2 Hotel and Restaurant in Phsar Doeum Kor commune, in the capital’

  • Rights Day forum denied in Sihanoukville

    The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration last Saturday denied the request of land communities for a public location in the province to celebrate International Human Rights Day 2019 as the administration had already held forums to discuss land issues. However, the land community representatives said they would

  • EBA withdrawal a destruction of EU achievements, PM says

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the EU’s possible suspension of its Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement amounted to a destruction of its achievements in the Kingdom and the demise of the opposition group. Hun Sen made the remarks while addressing more than 6,700 students during

  • Kingdom calls on Japan to increase number of direct flights to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

    Cambodia is requesting Japan to increase the number of direct flights from Japanese cities and provinces to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, so as to contribute to increasing cooperation and tourist numbers between the two countries. During the opening ceremony of 3rd Japan Travel Fair

  • Court orders Sokha to stand trial on January 15 for treason

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set January 15 as the trial date for Kem Sokha, the former president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who is under court-supervised bail on a treason charge. In a press release issued on Monday, the municipal