Illegal Cambodian loggers arrested
- Published: 31/10/2012 at 10:01 AM
- Online news:
Eight Cambodians who had illegally crossed into Si Sa Ket province to poach rosewood timber were arrested by Thai soldiers last Friday arrested of Thailand, the Phnom Penh Post reported on Wednesday.
Touch Ra, director of the provincial Cham Sagam border checkpoint office on the Cambodian side said that he was told about the arrests by Thai border authorities.
No shots were fired and no one was injured, he added.
The arrested Cambodians may face up to two years in prison if convicted.
He said it was difficult to negotiate for their release because what they did was illegal. In the first half of 2012, 38 illegal loggers were killed, 10 injured and 194 jailed in Thailand.