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Violent wood poachers identified by police

Update: July, 09/2012 - 09:59

LAI CHAU — Three wood poachers who allegedly attacked the officials from Phong Tho District in north-western Lai Chau Province last week were identified yesterday by local police.

The three suspects are all residents of Nam Loong Commune in Lai Chau Town, Lai Chau Province. One of them is undergoing treatment at the Lai Chau General Hospital after getting injured during the clash with local officials, while the two others are in hiding, according to police.

Last Thursday, a forest ranger from the Phong Tho forest management station had his arm broken during a clash with the criminals. — VNS

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