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1 held for selling firewood illegally

23 Jan 2020

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) has announced that a citizen has been arrested for logging and selling firewood illegally.

 

The person was arrested from the wilayat of Al Kamil W’al Wafi in South Sharqiyah governorate.

 

Legal procedures have been initiated and the wood has been confiscated, the ministry stated. Speaking to Muscat Daily, an official at MECA, said “The ministry has received several illegal logging reports in the past six years.

 

“Of these, four were in 2014, three in 2015, two each in 2016 and 2017, six in 2018 and five between January and September 2019. The ministry calls on people to abide by environmental laws and help conserve wildlife.”

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