Truck detained for carrying smuggled timber

Update: March, 20/2015 - 15:42


The police is checking the smuggled timber. — Photo

QUANG BINH (VNS)— Police in the central Quang Binh Province stopped a truck at Ba Don Town and found it was carrying smuggled timber.

The truck was travelling from the border district of Tuyen Hoa to the town. Its driver failed to show valid documents for a total of 3.3cu.m of timber, which is mentioned in the rare species list of Viet Nam.

Police suspected the timber was illegally purchased from Laos.

They seized the timber consignment and detained the truck temporarily for further investigation. Quang Binh Province is a hotspot of timber smuggling from Laos. — VNS