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B100k in illegal timber seized in Phuket hills

B100k in illegal timber seized in Phuket hills

PHUKET: Officials on Wednesday afternoon (July 30) seized B100,000 worth of illegally logged timber from a site in the hills above Kamala.


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 1 August 2014, 09:41AM


Two officials examine the illegal lumber.

Two officials examine the illegal lumber.

Acting on a tip-off, Kathu District Officer Sayan Channachaiwong led a team, some armed, to the site in the hills. When they arrived it looked as though the loggers had fled only minutes before, leaving the lumber behind.

When they arrived at Ban Bangwan Kamala hill, the encroachers appeared to have left the scene in a hurry, leaving the timber behind.

The raiders found 46 planks concealed in bushes. They now hope to be able to identify those responsible for raping the forest.

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