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Kbang police remand lax forest rangers

Update: September, 09/2013 - 11:05

Police in Kbang District in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai have prosecuted and remanded two forest rangers who have been in custody for "negligence causing serious consequences".—File Photo

GIA LAI (VNS) — Police in Kbang District in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai have prosecuted and remanded two forest rangers who have been in custody for "negligence causing serious consequences".

During the investigation, police found and seized 24 cubic metres of giang huong (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) timber from poachers in early January. The timber, which is listed as one of Viet Nam's precious woods, is estimated to be worth about VND1.6 billion (US$75,200).

However, the two forest rangers, who were assigned to take responsibility to protect the forest, failed to discover the poachers. — VNS

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