Police in Bo Trach District in central Quang Binh Province have started legal proceedings against six more people involved in a deforestation case at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
|The deforestation case at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is serious with dozens of precious trees chopped down. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh|
They were charged with violating regulations on exploitation and protection of forests and forest products. Police also placed them in temporary detention for further investigation.
They are Tran Phuc An, Hoang Van Huong, Tran Duc Dung, Nguyen Van Huong, Tran Xuan Vuong and Hoang Van Hai. All reside in Son Trach Commune.
Four poachers were arrested on Thursday afternoon. Two others were not found in their hometowns.
Earlier on April 23, seven other people were placed in temporary detention for investigation related to the deforestation case.
Since early March, about 66 trees with a total volume of nearly 100cu.m have been cut down in zones 649 and 650 in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Thuong Trach Commune in Bo Trach District.
In mid-March, rangers from the forest protection station in Quang Ninh District found dozens of trees measuring between 40 and 120cm in diametre that had been illegally chopped down.