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Cambodians caught for phayung smuggling

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TRAT : Two Cambodians have been arrested for alleged involvement in phayung (Siamese rosewood) smuggling networks in Trat province. 

Officers carry seized phayung logs after authorities arrested an alleged Cambodian poacher and confiscated more than 20 pieces of the precious wood in tambon Danchumpon of Trat’s Bo Rai district yesterday. JAKKRIT WAEWKRAIHONG

A combined force of Royal Forest Department officials and marines captured a Cambodian man, identified only as Nged, in Saphan Hon canal in tambon Laem Klad of Trat's Muang district yesterday. They caught him while he was allegedly guarding a long-tailed boat as phayung logs were being loaded on to it.

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