By: Liao Jen-kai and Lilian Wu
Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Prosecutors in Taichung on Tuesday indicted 28 people, including 11
Vietnamese laborers, for illegal logging in forests on national land.
The Taichung District Prosecutors Office said in the indictment that Wang Liang-tso (王良佐), a car dealer in Chiayi, colluded with a group of Vietnamese laborers headed by a man surnamed Nguyen to log illegally in national forests in Tahsueshan (大雪山) in Taichung and Fengshan (豐山) and Alishan (阿里山) in Chiayi County.
The Vietnamese nationals had all fled from the jobs they were contracted to do in Taiwan and were employed by Wang illegally.
The indictment said Wang provided his own vehicles or used taxis or trucks to transport Nguyen and others along with tools into mountain areas and then had the workers travel by foot deep into forests to get the wood. [FULL STORY]