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Police officer implicated in seizure of illegally felled timber

Vientiane Times: December 20, 2017

Eleven lengths of rosewood timber were found loaded on a Toyota Fortuner driven by a police officer in Attapeu province, a provincial source has said.
The wood, which was initially estimated to be worth more than 166 million kip (US$20,000), was found last week when forest inspection officials were making vehicle checks in the province’s Saysettha district.
The private number plate on the SUV was issued in Vientiane, but the driver was a police officer at the Attapeu Police Headquarters, according to the source.
An investigation is now ongoing. Forest inspection officials have compiled a report and submitted it to the Attapeu Police Headquarters.

Attapeu unearths huge stash of buried illegal logs

Vientiane Times, December 15,  2017 

Authorities in Attapeu province have uncovered 180 cubic metres of illegal logs, which were buried underground, local media reported.
The discovery came after authorities carried out an inspection along the Lao-Vietnam border at the 766th and 770th border markers in the southern province, Attapeu Online, published by the provincial Administrative Office, reported yesterday.
The provincial administration has formed two task force teams to carry out the inspection along the border as well as in the Vang Tud and Nongkai-Ork mining project areas, a provincial official involved in the inspection affairs told Vientiane Times yesterday.

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