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Two held for clearing wetlands in Kampong Chhnang

Two held for clearing wetlands in Kampong Chhnang

Police detained two men for illegally clearing a flooded forest in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district on Tuesday.

A tractor used for clearing the area at protected zone 3 in Chnok Trou commune was impounded. “A tractor was intercepted and two people were arrested,” said commune chief Sang Kimsorn.

He said two other men managed to escape with their tractors. Nuon Sonal, the tractor driver, and Sor Saron, the owner, are being detained at the district police station.

“The owner of the tractor claimed he is a journalist and even took photos of me,” Kimsorn said.

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