CHONBURI, 22 August 2014 – The Saen Suk Provincial Police together with a team of forest rangers have confiscated several logs of Siamese Rosewood in the middle of Bang Saen City.
Police have received a tip-off by a good samaritan that a large number of these logs were hidden in the open behind the Night Plaza Market in Chonburi Province. During their raid, police found several logs, slabs of wood, and scraps of wood.
In a nearby forest area, authorities also found 120 logs of rosewood that were neatly stacked up and covered with canvas tarps, all valued up to 20 million baht.
The owner of these rosewood logs was a 33 year-old man, who convinced that the logs were legal by presenting a valid document of trade. He also confessed that the stacked up logs were bought from another vendor at a price of 2.5 million baht.
Nonetheless, the authorities have confiscated the logs to check whether they have been legally obtained or not.