Forestry officials on Monday confiscated nearly two-and-a-half cubic meters of luxury grade Thnong wood in Stung Treng province from a military truck emblazoned with the insignia of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit, forestry officials said yesterday.
An additional 100 pieces of luxury grade wood were collected from several other sites across the province since Saturday, according to officials. Ev Ekthasavetey, Stung Treng province’s Forestry Administration chief, denied that the truck was a genuine military vehicle belonging to the Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit, but confirmed that officials had seized 36 pieces of luxury wood totaling 2.44 cubic meters from a vehicle in Sesan district’s Srekor commune. …
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