|Some 4cu.m. of precious timber was seized by police in Hà Tĩnh central province. – VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Viet |Viet Nam News -
HÀ TĨNH — Environmental police in Hà Tĩnh central province reported they have seized some 4cu.m. of precious timber in Đức Thọ District’s Thái Yên Commune.
The truck contaminating the timber was seized on Wednesday thanks to a tip-off from local residents, police said.
The timber was hidden in the bottom of the container truck and covered with tens of tonnes of dried cassava chips.
The driver failed to present valid papers for the goods.
He told police he had been asked by Quang Minh Ltd. Co. in Lạng Sơn Province to go to Laos to collect the timber and transport it to Việt Nam.
After loading the goods at Laos, a man living in Quảng Bình central province paid him VNĐ5.5 million (US$235) to transport the timber to Hà Tĩnh Province, the driver said.
The incident is under investigation by the provincial authorities. — VNS