Phnom Penh (FN), July 18 –National Commission for the Prevention and Combating of Natural Resources has seized 1,700 cubic meters of logs and destroyed 29 vehicles used for logs transportation, Eng Hy, spokesman of the National Commission addressed at the Conference on the Prevention of Illegal Logging, held on Thursday at the Council of Ministers.
He added that the authority continued to search for nine suspects, besides its leader Oknha Soeung Sam Ol and three of his accomplices, who were arrested last week for the alleged forest crime in Mondulkiri province, in the northeast of Cambodia.
The National Commission for the Prevention and Combating of Natural Resources, on 9 July 2019, launched a large-scale crackdown on illegal logging in Mondulkiri Province under the direct command of General Sao Sokha.
At least four people were arrested and 29 vehicles among the 40 seized in the jungle were immediately destroyed at the spot, according to the spokesman.
Head of the National Commission General Sao Sokha, also Head of Military Police, called on other illegal loggers to immediately stop their actions or otherwise face legal actions.