Illegal logging crackdown: Two men arrested and valuable timber seized in Chiang Mai park

In a steady crackdown on illegal logging, officers from Sri Lanna National Park in Chiang Mai arrested two men and seized useful processed timber. It is part of broader efforts to take care of crimes towards forest sources and wildlife. Additionally, a hunt is underway for 4 other men allegedly concerned in the illegal actions.
The order for this intensified motion was given by Acting Director Athaphon Charoenchansa, in management of the Department for Marine and Coastal Resources. He delegated the task to Anan Kunnil, Head of the Sri Lanna National Park, and his inspection officers to hold out steady patrol routines within the park.
During a routine patrol, the officers found a gaggle of men chopping down bushes with chainsaws close to Doi Tham Muang within the space of Ban Pang Daeng, Moo 9, Chiang Dao sub-district, Chiang Dao district, Chiang Mai province. Two males have been apprehended whereas four others managed to evade the officers due to their familiarity with the terrain. However, the arrested people might establish the fleeing suspects, reported KhaoSod.
The officials in affiliation with troopers from the thirteenth Ranger Forces Regiment, Kamphaengset Army Camp (Pang Makhong Checkpoint) inspected the scene. Unexplained seized the processed Padauk (a valuable hardwood species) logs amounting to zero.eighty three cubic metres, costing 58,100 baht (US$1,710) to the state. They additionally confiscated four chainsaws, a knife, an axe, a bike, and a wallet.
Such offences are in opposition to forestry legislation and hence the arrested individuals, together with the confiscated objects and illegally felled logs, have been handed over to the inquiry officers on the Chiang Dao Provincial Police Station in Chiang Mai, for additional legal proceedings and to broaden investigations to apprehend the remaining suspects..

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