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Men caught logging in Thai national park

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Eleven Cambodian workers were arrested by Thai authorities on Sunday after allegedly trying to log rosewood in Thap Lan National Park in Thailand.

The men were arrested in Thailand’s Nokoreach Seima province. Thai police confiscated a chainsaw and 14 pieces of rosewood worth more than $3,000.

They confessed to the forestry administration and authorities to being part of a group of 90 people, both Cambodian and Thai, who sought to log rosewood from the national park.

Thai authorities are now investigating a possible ringleader who has not yet been apprehended, and want to know whether this group is linked to the recent arrest of more than 70 Cambodian workers.

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