A combined 300-strong police, military and civilian force on Wednesday was deployed to seize a 350-rai block of forest land in Phu Rua district of Loei province after the documents certifying to the right to occupy the land were found to be fake.
The seizure of the forest land was led by Viroj Jiwarangsan, the provincial governor, and Maj Gen Worathat Supattananont, commander of the Loei Military District and chief of the province's peace-keeping force.
The land situated by the Loei - Phu Rua road near Ban Huay Lat in tambon Santom of Phu Rua district had been occupied by Thanpuying Yossawadi Buranasamrit Ampornpaisarn. A resort called Yossawadi Forest Park has been built on the land.
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