Authorities seize P300,000 worth of illegally-cut logs in AgusanBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines—About P300,000 worth of illegally cut logs were seized by police and military troops in Agusan del Sur Monday, the military said.
A total of 62 cubic meters of assorted logs composed of Mix Dipterocarp (lauan) red and white, Bagtikan, Tangile, Mayapis, and Almon allegedly on its way to the processing plants of unidentified owners were intercepted by Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion, Talocogon police and Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force in a river in Loreto town at about 3:30 p.m, said Major Eugenio Osias of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division.
A citizen tipped the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force about the logs, Osias said.
Meanwhile, the confiscated logs were already brought to the Talacogon Cenro Office in San Agustin.