Local authorities searching for forest arsonists in Battambang

Specialists from Battambang province’s Forestry Administration, along with Samlot district authorities, are conducting a joint search for arsonists responsible for the recent forest fire in the Dos Kramom mountain area located in Ta Sanh commune. The suspects are presumed to have secretly burned the forest to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Four in Mondulkiri court for logging

Mondulkiri provincial Forestry Administration sent four men to court for their involvement in a forest crime in Keo Seima district. Mondulkiri provincial Military Police arrested the four men and confiscated a van, two chainsaws and another equipment used to commit the forest crime in Sre ...

Mech Dara

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

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

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

Smuggled croc skins seized

Takeo provincial military police yesterday seized 3,900 kilos of dried crocodile hides being smuggled into the country from Vietnam. Major Bun Sothy, Takeo provincial military police deputy commander, said the crocodile skins, worth about $24,000, were being smuggled into Koh Andet district from Vietnam’s An Giang ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Court charges Vietnamese man for clearing forest land

A 55-year-old Vietnamese man was charged by Kampong Thom Provincial Court yesterday for illegally clearing more than six hectares of land in a protected forest. Provincial military police officer Keo Savoeun identified the suspect as Nguyen Duc Nhan, an excavator driver for a Vietnamese rubber plantation ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Illegal timber found in raid

The forestry administration in cooperation with Stung Treng Provincial Court raided a house on Wednesday, yielding hundreds of pieces of illegal timber. Provincial court spokesman Chhum Seanghak confirmed the raid, but said no arrests were made. He declined further comment, referring questions to deputy prosecutor Kim ...

Pav Suy

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

Illegal hauls of timber discovered

Stung Treng provincial military police discovered four separate stockpiles of illegal timber over the past two days amounting to thousands of cubic meters, but have yet to report any arrests. ...

Pav Suy

Endangered civets, snakes rescued

Three men were detained in Tbong Khmum province on Saturday afternoon for smuggling civets and snakes in the back of a Toyota SUV, possibly with the intention of selling them in neighboring Vietnam. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Wild animals, illegal meat seized in raids

Authorities have seized more than 160 kilograms of illegal wildlife meat and several live animals during separate raids in Stung Treng and Ratanakkiri provinces over the past week. ...

Phak Seangly

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

Koh Kong Families Ask Hun Sen for Help in Dispute

More than 40 families from Koh Kong province gathered on Friday outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh home to ask him to intervene in their land dispute with provincial forestry administration, village representatives said yesterday. According to one villager, 37-year-old Sam Sary, 47 families delivered ...

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