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Local man fined for trafficking red timber

Update: November, 21/2013 - 08:09
PHU YEN (VNS)— The People's Committee in the central province of Phu Yen on Tuesday fined a man and a woman VND75 million (US$3,600) each for illegally transporting and trading valuable timber.

Le Thi Le Thu, director of the Dak Lak-based Hanh Phat Dat Trade Co Ltd, was found to have illegally purchased 114 blocks of Balau timber. This lumber falls into the category of rare woods.

Earlier last week, a fine of VND450 million ($21,600) was handed down to Le Xuan Tung from central Thanh Hoa Province for driving an ambulance with fake licence plates while illegally transporting 49 Sunda pangolins, which are categorised as a rare species. — VNS

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