Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Cambodian tree-fellers arrested

Writer: BangkokPost.com
Published: 18/08/2009

Eleven Cambodian men were arrested on Tuesday after a clash between a security patrol and a group of people suspected of illegally felling trees in Si Sa Ket province near the border with Cambodia, the Public Relations Department announced.

The combined police and military unit was patrolling the border between Phra Phalai and Kraban Krabai passes in Khun Han district, opposite Cambodia's Preah Vihear province.

After the firefight, the Thais arrested 11 Cambodians and seized four chainsaws, two carts and two Cambodian military uniforms, the statement said.

Between 200 and 300 blocks of processed wood were also seized. The suspects were being held at Khun Han district police station for interrogation.

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