The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court on Thursday charged an opposition CNRP commune chief with smuggling protected forest products after he was arrested while transporting logs to sell in Vietnam, officials said. Sev Nhang, who was elected chief of Batang commune in O’Ya*daw district for the Sam Rainsy Party in 2002, was arrested on Wednes*day night while driving a car with 23 pieces of luxury-grade Thnong wood, district military police commander Sok Min said. “He was caught red-handed and ar*rested while transporting luxury logs to sell in Vietnam,” he said, adding that military police had confiscated Mr. Nhang’s car and
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