The officials said they stopped and searched the lorry, which was accompanied by two servicemen, following a tip-off. They found 29 logs of milled lumber, weighing a total of nearly…
As the NLD government steps up efforts to protect Burma’s forests, officers in the Pegu mountain range face off with increasingly violent loggers.
Police in Sagaing Division say there has been a noticeable increase in illegal logging activities since a one-year ban went into effect on 1 June.
Law enforcement officials in Pegu Division’s Kyauktaga Township open fire on trucks carrying illegal timber as they tried to run a checkpoint.
A band of illegal loggers who beat a forestry officer to death in Shwebo are still at large.
The move comes two years after an earlier effort to slow deforestation by banning the export of raw timber.