The Never Ending Saga of Rosewood Smuggling

vlcsnap-2014-04-08-21h01m15s174vlcsnap-2014-04-08-21h01m32s90Rosewood in the Toledo district is still being harvested despite a moratorium on the logging of the endangered wood.

On Sunday, our colleagues at PGTV said they were called out to the Trio area to see that illegally obtained rosewood was being hauled to Bella Vista Village which is at the northern boundary of Toledo.

About 7,000 board feet of freshly cut rosewood was discovered about half mile off the road in the village.

Pictures were taken and the information was passed on to the Forest officer at Savannah Forest Station, but apparently they did not move in time and when they did reach the sight, they had already missed the big haul.

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