Il­le­gal san­dal­wood dis­till­ing plant un­cov­ered

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

Au­thor­i­ties have un­cov­ered a so­phis­ti­cated il­le­gal san­dal­wood pro­cess­ing plant at a prop­erty in Western Aus­tralia. The Depart­ment of Parks and Wildlife worked with WA Po­lice to pounce on the clan­des­tine san­dal­wood oil dis­tillery. Au­thor­i­ties re­main tight lipped about where the il­le­gal set-up was found, ex­cept to say it was east of Perth. The op­er­a­tion led to the seizure of dis­till­ing equip­ment and more than 6 tonnes of al­legedly il­le­gally har­vested san­dal­wood, worth about $260,000.

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