Rare wood logs confiscated from resort in Mae Hong Son


MAE HONG SON, 26 May 2014,  -The Military and officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation have raided a resort in Mae Hong Son and confiscated logs of rosewood and praduak.

Officials found several logs of the rare wood, both processed and unprocessed, along with a number of chainsaws at Pai River Rock Resort in Pai District of Mae Hong Son Province. The resort is owned by Mr. Jaruwong Ruengsuwan, the eldest son of the former Interior Minister and Pheu Thai Party Leader Jarupong Ruengsuwan.

Aside from the logs, the joint forces also discovered explosives and weapon components, as well as several protected animals held in the compound. Officials said that the owner does not possess the necessary documentation to keep the wild animals, adding that the authorities from the Department of National Parks would place these animals under their care for the time being.