Eight Vietnamese loggers were arrested on Wednesday in Mondulkiri’s Srey Pauk protected wildlife forest area.
Keo Sokchea, an officer with the Mondulkiri Provincial Military Police, said the eight men were arrested after a patrol of the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention found them cutting trees in the protected area.
“They illegally entered Cambodia to cut trees,” he said.
After their arrest, the military police seized about 1,000 logs of luxury wood which had been illegally cut in the conservation area. They also seized a bulldozer and two chainsaws.
They will be sent to the provincial court for questioning.
Full story in Friday’s paper.