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Repeat Offender : Vietnam's persistent trade in illegal timber. The Environmental Investigation Agency UK.

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Corrupt Vietnam officials & Cambodia timber theft

 8th May, 2017

Corrupt Vietnam Gov’t officials cashing in on massive timber theft from Cambodia

 

LONDON: Corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, a new report reveals.

Those involved are pocketing millions of dollars in bribes from timber smugglers for their part in allowing hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of logs stolen from Cambodia’s National Parks to be laundered into Vietnam’s voracious timber economy.

The revelations are featured in the new report ‘Repeat Offender: Vietnam’s persistent trade in illegal timberPDF from the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), released just days before Vietnam and the European Union (EU) are due initial an agreement seeking to ensure only legal timber is exported from Vietnam.

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