Wildlife Crime

Rosewood seized at Thai-Cambodia border.

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On February 1, 2017, Thai officials of Forest Protection Unit 1 (Surin) worked with Sangkha District Administration, police officials of Sangkha Police Station, and Banasanuan Intersection Forest Operation Unit in seizing 1 chainsaw and 3 rosewood logs at around 0.62 square meters.  No suspect was found at the site. The wrongdoing occurred on the farmland of a local resident in Khon Taek sub-district, Sangkha district, Surin Province (Thai-Cambodia border). The case and portion of the evidence was sent to the investigative officials at Sangkha Police Station for further legal actions while the rosewood was deposited for safekeeping at the office of Forest Protection Unit 1 (Surin).