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Breaking: Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed

Breaking: Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed

TYCOON Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday.

Committee spokesman Eng Hy said on Sunday that the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resources has transferred the vehicles allegedly used to transport illegally logged timber to the Mondulkiri provincial authorities, with the local court to decide whether they will be destroyed.

“We have handed over the more than 40 vehicles to the local authorities. It is up to the Mondulkiri provincial court to rule on whether they should be destroyed, but the National Military Police has not received the order to do so.

“The investigation and search for more suspects continue," said Hy, who is also National Military Police spokesman.

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