NAKHON PHANOM, April 5 – Almost 200 Siamese rosewood logs, worth more than Bt3 million, were seized in this northeastern province while awaiting transport across the Mekong River border.
The 189 intercepted shipment of Siamese rosewood logs were confiscated Thursday night in Si Songkram district.
Tha Uthen district forest protection chief Chukiat Srisanga led his team move the logs for storage at their office. Each log is 2-4 metres long and 30-40 centimetres wide.
There was no trace of the smugglers themselves, who eluded the authorities, but tips about the hiding place for the illegal logs helped them locate the cache. The forest officials said such places are often near Thai border crossings on the Mekong River, with access for easy transport across the river