Oddor Meanchey (FN), July 1 – Five Cambodian men arrested and detained in Thailand in 2014 for illegal logging in Thailand were released and returned to Cambodia on July 1, 2016.

According to the Immigration Police in Oddor Meanchey International border-crossing, 400 km north of Phnom Penh, the five are identified as Ieng Chouch, Khem Chantha, Vorn Net, Sun Vuthy, and Am Kun.

They were arrested for illegally crossing the border into Thailand in 2014 looking for woods and were detained in Thailand’s Sisaket province.