A Vietnamese man has been captured for allegedly destroying forests in the Central Highlands.
Phan Thanh Nghia, 52, the chief suspect for the offense, will face four months’ imprisonment, according to a decision by the police of Dak Glong District, Dak Nong Province.
Nghia has purportedly damaged nearly 15 hectares of the forest under the control of a local company.
On February 6, in the region under the management of the company, authorities found a number of people using chainsaws and machetes, setting fire and working the soil of a denuded area in which trees had been previously cut down.
At the scene, forest rangers arrested five people: Phan Thanh Nghia; Y Tu, 21; Duong Van Thanh, 51; H’Je, 33; and Y Thieu Bon Dop, 34.
The destruction is for cultivation purposes, according to police officers.