October 29, 2017 – 2.30 AM
Last night, Wildlife Alliance Rangers from Trapeang Rung Station were on a night ambush on “Youri Sakor” in Koh Kong.
“It was around 2.30 AM” Said Thet Nop the head Ranger of Trapeang Rung Patrol Station. “The car stopped 200 meters before the check and the driver run inside the forest.” he added.
“He abandoned the car to avoid prison”
At the car inspection, on the back seat, the MoE officer discovered 60kg of precious timber covered with clothes.
Despite the presence of a blanket ban by the Cambodian government on all trade in Siamese rosewood since 2013, exports of the precious timber to Vietnam increased in the third quarter of this year.