On December 23, 2015, the Southern Cardamom Forest Protection Program successfully seized a truck with 47 tons of illegal timber.
The Chambak station advisor was tipped-off on a truck carrying illegal timber attempting to leave Aural Wildlife Sanctuary. The station advisor reported the information to Wildlife Alliance’s Law Enforcement Manager who instructed the Trapeang Rung Patrol Unit to ambush the truck. The Trapeang Rung Patrol Unit found the truck on the road leaving Aural Wildlife Sanctuary and began to surround the vehicle. The Patrol Unit found 47 tons of rosewood on the truck and it was taken to the station for further legal action.
The Law Enforcement Manager did not have the nearest station conduct the operation because informants are often posted at nearby ranger stations to provide information to the drivers and prevent law enforcement from successfully confiscating the timber.