Bạch Thông District rangers discover timber cut down illegally. — Photo vov.vn
BẮC KẠN — Bạch Thông District rangers in the northern mountainous province of Bắc Kạn have seized a truck carrying precious timber, according to Hà Ngọc Bảo, head of the district’s Forest Protection Department.
The driver of the truck, Dương Văn Tuệ, residing in Tân Lập Village, claimed he had bought the wood from people in Đăng Bun village.
On further investigation, local rangers discovered 41 trees chopped down illegally around the villages of Đăng Bun, Khuổi Đẳng and Nà Phia.
Of which, 18 trees were freshly cut.
Rangers estimated a total volume of nearly 100cu.m of timber had been felled.
Suspected loggers were invited for questioning, Hà Ngọc Bảo said.
Officers seized saws, motorcycles and horses reportedly belonging to the loggers. — VNS