Timber trader charged in Battambang

Battambang Provincial Court yesterday charged and jailed a well-known timber businessman living in Banan district for stocking and transporting luxury timber without authorisation in the province. Major General Cheth Vanny, deputy chief of provincial police, identified the accused as Im Borey, also known as Peach, ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Luxury timber driver flees scene of crash

The driver of a van loaded with luxury timber fled the scene after crashing into traffic signs at Phnom Penh Autonomous Port on Tuesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Four jailed for illegal logging

Four suspects were jailed Thursday for illegally harvesting luxury timber from a protected forest in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district, a court official said yesterday. Morm Vanda, a provincial court spokesman, yesterday said the four were jailed after being suspected of illegal logging in a ...

Pav Suy

Cambodia accused Vietnam of systematic logging fraud

Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate its allegations that Vietnam has repeatedly and knowingly accepted fraudulent permits for endangered luxury timber that is illegally logged across the border. ...

David Boyle

Illegal loggers take to waterways

Stung Treng provincial police yesterday cracked down on an illegal timber operation that was transporting logs along the Sekong river in Stung Treng city. Provincial police chief Major General Mao Dara said the illegal timber operation was using rafts to float illegally felled trees along ...

Pech Sotheary

Villagers held over Pursat illegal logging

Fourteen villagers arrested for illegal logging in Phnom Kravanh district by the national military police on Friday were released with a warning after they agreed not to repeat the offence, officials said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Villagers in Mondulkiri say illegal logging is going on unabated

Villagers claim that rampant illegal logging is taking place at the Phnom Namlear Wildlife Sanctuary and local authorities are not doing enough to curb the activity. Every night about 20 to 30 lorries remove luxury timber from the wildlife sanctuary, which is fast depleting its ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Two arrested Luxury wood found on the way to VN

Some 300 pieces of timber were discovered and two men arrested in separate cases in Pursat and Mondulkiri provinces as they were transporting the logs to Vietnam. National Military Police on Monday found piles of first-grade timber measuring nine cubic metres in Pursat’s Veal Veng ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Man arrested, timber seized in Kampong Thom raid

One man has been arrested and more than 100 planks of second-grade luxury timber seized by authorities in Kampong Thom yesterday. Hang Vunn, 22, was arrested by Sandan district police after he was found to be operating an illegal sawmill in Sochetr commune. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Timber taken, eight detained in Preah Vihear

Official confiscated about 6 cubic metres of luxury timber in Preah Vihear’s Chey Sen district this week in two separate busts, also detaining eight for illegally transporting timber out of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Phak Seangly

Officials find logs hidden on riverbed

Some 124 logs of luxury timber were discovered on a riverbed on Sunday within Mondulkiri’s Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary some 500 metres from a military base, officials said yesterday. ...

Phak Seangly

Hundreds of luxury timber logs seized

Ratanakkiri province police seized 285 logs of first-grade timber in a raid at a cashew farm in a remote area of the province yesterday, although no loggers were arrested. ...

Phak Seangly

Police raid illegal timber warehouse

Police raided a warehouse in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district on Friday, seizing tonnes of illegal luxury timber after the owner fled.​ ...

Pav Suy

Timber busts in Kampong Speu

National and Provincial Military Police in Kampong Speu seized hauls of illicit timber and arrested two suspects in separate cases over the weekend. A Provincial Military Police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the press, said the ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Timber seized at association

A Khmer-Vietnamese Association representative in Ratanakkiri yesterday denied that illegally logged timber confiscated from the group’s office in Tes Anglong village on Tuesday belonged to the association. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

NGO report finds banned exports of logs to Vietnam still increasing

The ostensibly-outlawed export of logs to Vietnam increased in May, while the trade in sawn timber, also supposedly banned, remained substantial, new Vietnamese customs data shows. ...

Shaun Turton

Logging arrests

A man and woman have been arrested after police and Forestry Department officers were tipped off about a pick-up truck carrying luxury timber across Kampong Thom province. ...

Ven Rathavong

Logging trucks seized in Ratanakkiri

Authorities intercepted four trucks carrying 81 pieces of illegal luxury timber at a checkpoint in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district last Friday, District Military Police Commader Sok Min said yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Two arrested with luxury-grade wood on bus

Police in Ratanakkiri province Thursday’stopped a bus and arrested two Vietnamese men—the driver and a bus company employee—who were attempting to transport about 300 kg of luxury-grade timber across the border to Vietnam, officials said. ...

Aun Pheap

Wood confiscated from timber trader’s land

Authorities in Ratanakkiri province have confiscated about 700 small pieces of luxury-grade wood found on an empty plot of land belonging to Yeay Pralit, a timber trader whom local authorities had long suspected of committing forest crimes, deputy provincial court prosecutor Hak Phoan said on ...


Adhoc accuses Ratanakkiri official of OK’ing sale of sanctuary land

Some 200 hectares of forest in Ratanakkiri’s Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary have been cleared and sold for up to $400 per hectare – allegedly with an official’s blessing – while an additional 700 hectares around the protected area face clearing. ...

Phak Seangly

Luxury wood haul found, but no arrests

Mondulkiri provincial environment officials and National Military Police early yesterday morning confiscated a seemingly abandoned Toyota Land Cruiser loaded with more than 10 poles of luxury thnong timber in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, though no arrests were made. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ratanikkiri crackdown nets 700 logs, zero loggers

More than 700 logs, many of them luxury timber, were discovered in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanikkiri province on Sunday, according to local military police, though the loggers were nowhere in sight. ...

Phak Seangly

Opposition wants logging stopped

After returning to parliament and ending a six-month boycott, members of the opposition asked the government to cooperate with Vietnam to close border crossings to stop the illegal export of luxury rosewood and other timber to stop deforestation which leads to climate change. ...

Taing Vida

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