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January, 06 2014 08:05:00

Endangered wood found on bus

Police in central Thua Thien Hue Province discovered rose wood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis), an endangered species, being illegally transported on a sleeping bus.— Photo thanhnien

THUA THIEN HUE (VNS)– Police in central Thua Thien Hue Province discovered rose wood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis), an endangered species, being illegally transported on a sleeping bus.

When they stopped the bus for passenger overloading on Saturday, they found the sliced wood in disguised bags in the bus's cargo box.

The bus driver told police that he was hired to transport the wood from the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to northern Hai Duong Province. He failed to show a police permit for doing so. The police seized the wood for investigation.

The rose wood tree is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is prohibited from being exploited, traded or transported in Viet Nam. — VNS

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