A former director of the Preah Sihanouk land management dep in pre-trial detention.
In the first nine months there were 846 cases of forestry crimes, Ministry reports.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued its ninth month report, wherein it documents the success of its operations combatting illegal lumber trafficking.
Preah Sihanouk provincial officials planted 5,500 trees in the Kbal Chhay protected area in order to compensate for a decline due to forestry crimes.
There are 1,428 forestry and wildlife crimes in 2017, with 778 cases ending up in court and 650 cases leading to fines.
The Environment Ministry needs more national park rangers to protect conservation areas.