Illegal log trade continues on Salween river

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The 25 tons of teak logs recently seized on the Salween River in Karen State show that the illegal trade persists despite a nationwide logging ban.

The teak logs were seized by an armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) along with Thai military after they were found floating down the river in the Thai border village of Ban Tha Ta Fang in Mae Hong Son Province.

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