Some fishermen uncovered 12 logs of Sua timber worth billions of dong from Son River’s bed in Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District in the central province of Quang Binh on February 28.
According to local people, these logs are about 2m long, 0.2m wide and 0.15m thick each and have been eaten into by oysters.
Earlier, fishing net was continuously torn and trapped under the river because of some heavy things. One of the fishermen dived into the river to take his net back and uncovered the Sua timber logs.
Since 12am on February 28 the fishermen quietly took the logs into their boats until some people noticed. Hundreds of people then jostled to pillage and seek the valuable wood causing chaos in the river.
The management board of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where the Son River is located in, sent forest rangers to the scene but the 12 Sua timber logs had been removed from the area.