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