Sunday, January 15, 2012

Police seizes P6M worth of illegally cut lumbers in 2011

by Oliver Baccay
TUGUEGARO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) – “Kagubatan,” the strict implementation of anti-illegal logging campaign of Region 2’ s police force with the environment department has seized a total of P6 million worth of illegally cut down and transported lumbers in 2011.
Operations and plans division records show that from March to November in 2011, 127 individuals involved in cutting and transporting lumbers were arrested out of the 96 operations conducted. Nineteen were charged for violation of PD 705, while 158 board feet of lumber were confiscated.