Large-scale illegal logging discovered

Update: August, 08/2014 - 08:05

QUANG NAM (VNS) — Police seized a truck carrying more than 10 cu.m of high-value son huyet (melanorrhea laccifera) wood cut into hundreds of logs in the central province's Nam Giang commune yesterday morning.

All the loggers were able to escape the police.

Preliminary investigations showed that the timber, which is illegal to harvest, was transported from the reservoir of Bung River 4 Hydropower Planet to that of Bung River 6 Hydropower Plant, then tied together to flow along the river to Dai Loc commune.

Quang Nam People's Committee Deputy President Dinh Van Thu said the president of Nam Giang commune's People's Committee would be held responsible if illegal loggers continued to use the reservoirs for transporting wood. — VNS