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Police net 5 cubic meters of luxury wood in raid

Authorities in Ratanakkiri province raided the house of a Vietnamese national Tuesday and seized about five cubic meters of illegal luxury timber, but failed to arrest any suspects. “We are now looking for two Vietnamese nationals who jumped over the gate of their house and escaped ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-net-5-cubic-meters-of-luxury-wood-in-raid-58324/

R’kiri bust ends with $5,000 fine for logging

Forestry officials arrested four men and confiscated two pickup trucks containing illegally logged luxury timber en route to Vietnam on Sunday in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district before releasing both the men and the timber after fining them thousands of dollars, officers and a rights group representative ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/r%E2%80%99kiri-bust-ends-5000-fine-logging

Jail time for governor if summons ignored

The governor of Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district will face arrest if he fails to appear for a second summons to Ratanakkiri Provincial Court to answer questions about his alleged involvement in the illegal logging of protected land around the Ou’Sinlair waterfall, the court said yesterday. The ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jail-time-governor-if-summons-ignored

Luxury wood stash seized in R’kiri raid

A house in Ratanakkiri owned by a provincial deputy police chief was raided on Saturday, yielding seven cubic metres of luxury timber. Ratanakkiri Provincial Court and Forestry Administration officials carried out the raid on the property where the deputy police chief is the landlord, but he ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/luxury-wood-stash-seized-r%E2%80%99kiri-raid

16 Tumpoun villagers accused of logging

The Forestry Administration fined 16 ethnic Tumpoun villagers $400 each for allegedly logging within the Yak Oum tourism site in Ratanakkiri’s Lumphat district on Wednesday, said Chhay Thy, an investigator for the rights group Adhoc. The villagers were accused of logging after clearing a patch of ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/16-tumpoun-villagers-accused-logging

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