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Central province police seize rare wood

Update: December, 26/2015 - 10:26
Thua Thien-Hue Province's traffic police said on Thursday they had discovered a case of illegal transport of rare wood on National Highway 1. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
THUA THIEN-HUE  (VNS) — Thua Thien-Hue Province's traffic police said on Thursday they had discovered a case of illegal transport of rare wood on National Highway 1.

On Wednesday night, the traffic police stopped a truck in the central province's Huong Thuy District and found 2cu.m of rare and protected wood in it.

The wood, scientifically known as afzelia xylocarpa, is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and in the Vietnamese Red Book of Endangered Species.

The wood was hidden under plastic boxes that contained empty beer bottles in the truck, the police said.

The truck driver was unable to show any valid documents for the wood. — VNS


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