Timber seized from smugglers left to rot
DAC LAK — Tens of cubic metres of Glyptostrobus pensilis (water pine) which had been seized from loggers and illegal wood smugglers in the Central Highland province of Dac Lak are starting to rot due to bad weather and storage conditions.
The rare timbers, potentially worth billions of dong, were discovered in the districts of Krong Nang, Ea H'Leo and Krong Buk. Relevant agencies have suggested the trees should be sold to wood processing and production units to avoid wastage. — VNS