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Former forest ranger, deforester jailed

Update: October, 17/2014 - 08:52
The People's Court in the central highland province of Dak Nong has sentenced two people to prison terms of up to 11 years for damaging the forest.— VNA Photo

DAK NONG (VNS) — The People's Court in the central highland province of Dak Nong has sentenced two people to prison terms of up to 11 years for damaging the forest.

According to the indictment, in 2008, Chu Van Lam, former deputy head of the forest management board of New Architecture Co., Ltd., and Ho Huu Hien, director of Vinh Hien Co., Ltd., worked together to chop down trees and reclaim virgin soil without licences from authorised agencies.

They reclaimed about 70 hectares of soil, causing a loss of nearly VND9 billion (US$423,000) for the State. — VNS


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