A truck transporting nearly 19 cubic metres of timber was stopped by Pursat provincial police in Veal Vong district early Wednesday morning.
The driver managed to escape, but is being hunted, said National Police spokesman Eng Hy.
“The driver and owner of the wood are under investigation,” Mr Hy said. “We made the seizure after the forestry administration found out about the truck.”
Pursat chief of agriculture Lay Viseth said the wood was confiscated and impounded.