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Rosewood seized from truck in Pursat

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Authorities unload the seized lumber from a truck in Pursat province. Supplied

Police seized 120 pieces of luxury rosewood from a truck in Pursat provinces’s Veal Veng district on Sunday.
Soley Mesa, deputy chief of staff with the district police, said the commander of military unit 825 cooperated with his forces to stop the truck
“After raiding the truck, we found 120 pieces of rosewoods inside, equivalent to more than two tonnes,” he said.
“The driver escaped before forces could arrest him and his identity is not yet known.” 
He added the wood had been confiscated and sent to the border military unit. 
It is thought the wood was purchased from illegal loggers on the Cambodia-Thai border.

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