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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:28 - Updated Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:30

Over 1000 wood logs seized in Namibe

Moçâmedes - Forest Development Institute (IDF) in south-west Namibe province confiscated Saturday 1,880 wood logs, equivalent to 540 cubic meters, alleging lack of documentation, Angop has learnt.

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The information was released by spokesman for Criminal Investigation Department (SIC) in Nambe, André Marcelino, adding that the product seized at the local railway station was bound for Republic of China from south-east Cuando Cubango province.

He said that the intensification of actions follows the recent statement issued by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry that bans logging and transportation of wood in large quantities.

He stressed that due to lack of documentation authorising the exploitation and circulation of wood, the cargo was seized.

 "We will continue to crack down on illegal actions, as Namibe is turned into an export hub of timber through its commercial port," he said.

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