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Truck driver sued for transporting yakan lumber in Ecija

/ 07:17 PM July 27, 2019

CABANATUAN CITY – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed charges against  a 35-year-old truck driver for illegally transporting over 3,200 board feet of hardwood yakal on Friday (July 26).

Marvin Ortega was apprehended while driving a truck carrying P194,000-worth of yakal lumber at the village of Pulong Matong in General Tinio town around 4:30 a.m. Pedro Roque, chief of the NBI Cabanatuan District Office, said Ortega had no permit to transport the lumber from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Ortega was charged with violating forestry laws at the Nueva Ecija Prosecutor’s Office. The NBI is tracking down the source of the contraband. ARMAND GALANG /tsb

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