Seven Vietnamese Nationals and Two Cambodian Men Questioning at Provincial Police Headquarter

(Phnom Penh): Today seven Vietnamese nationals and two Cambodian men are being questioned at the Provincial Police Headquarter after they were arrested on Monday along the border between Lumphat district and O’yadaw district, Ratanakkiri province over illegal logging.

Chea Bunthoeun, deputy Ratanakkiri provincial police chief in charge immigration, said that seven Vietnamese nationals and two Cambodian men are being questioned at the police office after provincial immigration police cooperated with Lumphat district police officials and provincial environment officials. They were arrested at the border of Lumphat district and O’yadaw district in Ratanakkiri province over illegal logging.

“Our police officials confiscated eight machine chainsaws, a homemade truck, two motorbikes and some oil that they used to log,” Mr Bunthoeun said, “All of them will be sent to the court on Wednesday because today the police cannot finish questioning them.”

Last week, Ratanakkiri provincial immigration police arrested seven Vietnamese nationals who entered illegally to log in Andong Meas district connected with the border of Vietnam. They were already charged and detained at the provincial prison.


Separated case, on March 27, 2017 four Vietnamese nationals were arrested by provincial police officials that involved with illegal logging in Koh Nhek district, Mondolkiri province and confiscated some evidence that they used for logging crime.


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