Battambang military police arrest illegal loggers


Battambang Military Police arrested six suspects on Monday who is accused of felling a luxury timber tree in O’Samril commune’s O’Romchek Krom village in Samlot district. They will be sent to the provincial court on Wednesday.

The arrests came after a farm owner filed a complaint with the Military Police accusing them of trespassing on his land and possession of an illegal weapon.

Lach Van, the head of the crime office at the provincial police station, on Tuesday named the suspects as Neak Moeun, 37; Sieng Sokha, 24; Koeut Savy, 18; Chay Nak, 25; Ye Mong; 23; and Pet Sam Un, 32.

“They are provisionally charged with theft with aggravating circumstances and possessing a weapon illegally,” he said.