Illegal cut lumber worth P48,000 seized in Occidental Mindoro
CITY OF CALAPAN –– At least P48,000 worth of illegally cut lumber was seized Tuesday by police and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro province.
A report from the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) police said Miguel Toreta, 58, a farmer residing in Nueva Vizcaya, and Joey Gregorio, 37, a laborer from Iloilo City, were caught with a minitruck loaded with undocumented logs in an anti-illegal logging operation around 3 a.m. in Barangay Ligaya.
Seized were three pieces of narra measuring 136 board feet worth around P20,400, and five pieces of ipil with a length of 184 board feet and worth P27, 600.
The suspects are under the custody of Sablayan police.
A case of violation of the Revised Forestry Code will be filed against the suspects.
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