|The timber found at a local stream. — Photo nhandan.org
THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — After seizing 4.5cu.m of rare timber last weekend, border guards in central Thua Thien-Hue province yesterday announced the seizure of more illegal forest timber in A Luoi district.
Border guards stopped three locals who were transporting 1.5cu.m of dao, a local endemic forest tree, down a stream.
One of the transporters admitted that he was going to sell the timber to a dealer in Huong Tra district.
Across several localities in the Central region, forest timber is preferred for making furniture and for use as construction material.
Earlier, border guards captured 11 armed men and seized nearly two tonnes of rare timber from them. — VNS