Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. The denial came after the Hong Kong Customs reportedly seized about 211 tonnes of logs from an endangered tree species from Cambodia ...

Nov Sivutha

Bikes, timber pieces seized in Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri

Three purpose-fitted motorbikes used to carry processed wood and 12 illegal timber pieces of koki and sokrom luxury wood were seized by the Royal Gendarmerie in O’Yadav district, in Ratanakkiri province, and police in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district, for further legal action, said the provincial ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Lorry with illegal wood confiscated

A lorry discovered to be secretly transporting illegally logged wood on Monday was impounded by Kampong Thom provincial authorities, with the vehicle’s driver now in hiding, according to a provincial forestry administration official. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Ratanakkiri Military Police seize first-grade timber logs

The Ratanakkiri provincial Military Police intercepted two four-wheel drive vehicles in Veun Sai district that were used to transport first-grade timber logs. The timber has been seized but the police said the drivers were not found at the scene and authorities are on the lookout ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Luxury logs seized in Mondulkiri province

A total of 30 logs harvested from high-quality wood were seized by Mondulkiri provincial Military Police and National Military Police on Saturday and Sunday. Provincial Military Police investigation department head Phok Chanthy told The Post on Monday that the logs were found in Pech Chreada ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Illegal logging claims refuted

Forest activists in Battambang province’s Samlot district said on Thursday that a company that has received an economic land concession (ELC) in the area is trading timber from outside its ELC boundary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Illegal logging continues unabated in Cambodia

Foresty crimes continue unabated in the Kingdom. This week alone, two crackdowns on illegal logging took place in Ratanakkiri and Oddar Meanchey provinces. Authorities on Wednesday uncovered and seized dozens of timber from illegally-felled first-grade woods in Ratanakkiri province, following a tip from the locals. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

More than 50 pieces of luxury wood bust in Kampot Province

Three boats carrying three containers with 53 pieces of luxury wood allegedly intended for export to Vietnam were confiscated by the Customs Navigation Office in Kampot province’s Prek Thnout commune on Tuesday, Kampot Military deputy police chief Keo Sophal said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Workshop pair linked to illegal timber

The owner of a timber handicraft workshop and one of his workers were arrested yesterday for allegedly handling illegal luxury wood. Eam Bunly, 45, owner of the workshop in Spean Meanchey commune in Mondulkiri province, and Doeun Sokhim, 35, were detained by Sen Monorom city ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Chief’s wife charged over timber

The wife of the Srekor commune police chief in Stung Treng province has been charged and placed in pre-trial detention for possessing some 400 logs of luxury wood near the couple’s home. ...

Phak Seangly

More timber seized from Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities yesterday seized a large cache of luxury wood and arrested four people about to sell the timber to Vietnam. ...

Pech Sotheary

Vietnamese trucks, logs seized in Mondulkiri

Seven Vietnamese nationals were arrested during a timber bust on Wednesday when Mondulkiri authorities intercepted eight trucks loaded with illegal timber in the Keo Seima protected area. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Mech Dara

Soldiers escorting logs from sanctuary: locals

Communities in Preah Vihear’s Choam Ksan district have alleged that soldiers are involved in the transportation of illegal timber in the protected forests of Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary, an allegation denied yesterday by a local military official. ...

Phak Seangly

Environment ministry’s annual report out

The Environment Ministry’s annual report revealed 600 forestry crimes in protected areas, while there were nearly 700 cases of fishing, wildlife and land crimes. The report, released yesterday, showed that rangers, in collaboration with relevant parties, managed to prevent and suppress offenses at national parks, wildlife ...

Pech Sotheary

Forests being cleared: report

Ten trucks fully loaded with timber have been spotted entering a heavily guarded sawmill near the Lower Sesan II dam on an hourly basis, claimed a report by the Cambodian Human Rights Task Force (CHRTF), which was released yesterday. According to the report, photos taken from ...

May Titthara

Police chief admits wife is timber smuggler

A Toyota SUV and the load of illegally logged luxury wood found inside it on Monday belong to the wife of a district police chief in Tbong Khmum province, according to local officials, who say they have no intention of taking action against the couple. “We ...

Aun Pheap

Police open fire on logger’s car

Police in Stung Treng province seized an unspecified amount of luxury wood after shooting out a tire of a Toyota SUV that tried to run a checkpoint on Sunday night in Sesan district. ...

Pav Suy

Luxury wood in suv in Mondulkiri

Police in Mondulkiri province seized an SUV loaded with luxury wood on Sunday night, with local police suggesting the car belonged to a high-ranking Phnom Penh-based military police official. During an operation to crack down on illegally transported wood in Oraing Sen district involving provincial police ...

Pav Suy

Timber truck seized in Kratie

A police squad working with government officials in Kratie province stopped a truck loaded full of luxury wood in Chet Borei’s Changkrang village on Saturday afternoon. ...

Pav Suy

Wildlife group busts illegal loggers in Cambodia

An illegal logger in Cambodia has dropped an address book during a bust, leaving behind details of corrupt government officials and spying rangers. The man fled after being intercepted by police over an illegal haul of rare rosewood in Koh Kong province earlier this month. . “We ...

Luxury rosewood bust

Nearly three tonnes of illegally logged rosewood was seized during a raid on the home of a former military police officer in Stung Treng province yesterday. Provincial deputy prosecutor Sun Yeut, who took part in a multi-departmental raid that included police and Forestry Administration officials, said ...

Navy arrests 4 Cambodian rosewood smugglers

Royal Thai Navy ships intercepted a Cambodian fishing boat illegally smuggling 10 million baht in Siamese rosewood out of the kingdom. The HTMS Chao Phraya staffed with military, customs and forestry office personnel captured the 18-meter-long fishing vessel carrying 296 logs in its fish holds ...

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