LAO CAI (VNS) – Police of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai have seized 14.5 tonnes of rose wood, an endangered species, being illegally transported on a bus.
The bus driver informed the police that he was hired to transport the wood from Lao Cai to China but failed to show any permission documents.
The case is under investigation.
Rose wood tree is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and is prohibited from being exploited, traded or transported in Viet Nam. — VNS