QUANG TRI (VNS) — Police in central Quang Tri Province last Friday discovered team illegally transporting a rare type of wood, Burma padauk, at the Lao Bao border gate.
Border officials stopped a bus on route from Savannakhet in Laos to Hue for customs clearance and found a cubic metre of the wood on board. The driver, Le Van Trung, admitted to the officials that he bought the wood in Laos to use in Hue.
The driver failed to prove he procured the wood legally. . — VNS