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Precious timber seized on train

Update: May, 24/2014 - 09:05
DA NANG  (VNS) — The central city's police department seized 85 cubic metres of giang huong timber (sandalwood) on a northbound train at Kim Lien station.

The owner failed to show legal documents to prove the origin of the logs, which have an estimated value of VND4 billion (US$190,000), according to the police.

Giang huong is precious timber in category 2A, which means special permission is required from authorised agencies to transport or trade the material.

The owner of the logs said they were loaded on the train at Thuy Thanh Station in Quang Ngai Province and were going to be removed at Tu Son Station in Bac Ninh Province.

The case is currently under investigation.— VNS


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