Five companies fined and 176m3 of wood seized in Costa Rica

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September 9, 2020 - Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Five trucks from the Amazon loaded with wood with irregular documentation were seized September 8 in the municipality of Costa Rica by the Environmental Military Police. Reasons for the first two seizures included undeclared destination on the Document of Forest Origin, and excess cargo compared to the invoice. The two companies that owned the wood, both domiciled in Monte Verde, Mato Grosso were fined about US$ 2,375 (for 41m3 of wood) and US$ 1,865 (for 32m3 of wood). Companies associated with another two vehicles from Alto Floresta, Mato Grosso were fined about US$ 1,525 (26m3) and US$ 1,865 (32m3). Finally the company associated with the fifth load, domiciled in Novo Progresso, Mato Grosso was fined US$ 2,540.

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Five companies fined and 176m3 of wood seized in Costa Rica

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