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Lorry held, trucks set ablaze in timber cases

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In Kampong Speu province, five homemade trucks were destroyed. GRK

Lorry held, trucks set ablaze in timber cases

A lorry delivering furniture to Phnom Penh was impounded in Ratanakkiri province on Sunday as it lacked a permission letter from the Forestry Administration.

Ratanakkiri Military Police commander Thav Yen told The Post on Monday that his officers in Kon Mom district, working in collaboration with the National Police, detained the furniture lorry at Trapaing Kraham, Kon Mom district on Sunday. The lorry owner has been detained for questioning.

“I sent the report and evidence to the Forestry Administration. I do not know about the action it will take,” Yen said.

Lorry owner Nom Bunthan, 49, is from Boeung Kanseng commune, Banlung town. Authorities said they retrieved wooden tables, beds, vases and doors.

The lorry was sent to the Ratanakkiri provincial Forestry Administration, according to the Military Police’s report on Monday.

In Kampong Speu province, Military Police also burned five homemade vehicles they said were being used to deliver wood illegally.

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