Rosewood worth B2m seized
- Published: 8 Jul 2012 at 18.38
- Online news:
Police seized protected rosewood logs, or payoong, worth more than two million baht and arrested a suspect in northeastern Kalasin province on Sunday.
A team of police stopped an Udon Thani-registerd pickup truck driven by Taweesak Chanruang, 50, at a checkpoint on the Sakhon Nakhon-Kalasin Road in tambon Pa Sawoey of Somdej district on Sunday afternoon and found 22 rosewood logs in the vehicle’s back.
The seizure followed a tip-off that a gang would transport the illegally felled payoong from Pa Sawoey area to the adjacent Mukdahan province before smuggling it out of the country.
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