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Police seize illegal timber

Update: March, 31/2014 - 14:00
The driver of the truck, in which the timber was being transported, could not show to the police the legal documents which would prove the origin and owner of the cargo.— Photo laodong

QUANG BINH – The local police seized an illegal consignment of 3.7 cubic metres of ironwood and truong chua (Nephelium chryseum) yesterday in the central Quang Binh Province's Quang Ninh District.

The driver of the truck, in which the timber was being transported, could not show to the police the legal documents which would prove the origin and owner of the cargo. The driver, 32, belongs to the Quang Ninh District.

The seized timber was handed over to the district's forest ranger division and would be dealt with as per the rules. The case is under investigation.

Ironwood belongs to group II category, which consists of timber that cannot be exploited or used for commercial purposes. — VNS

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