P68k worth of hot lumber seized in Quezon | Inquirer News

P68k worth of hot lumber seized in Quezon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 03:28 PM February 21, 2018

LUCENA CITY–Police and forest rangers seized 1,058 board feet (2.49 cubic meters) of hot lumber in Infanta town, Quezon province on Tuesday night, police said.

Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said members of the police anti-illegal logging task force and forest rangers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, recovered 93 pieces

of the hardwood lumber “lawaan” (Philippine mahogany) and 135 pieces of “malaanunang” (white lauan)  in an operation in Barangay Pulo around 8:30 p.m.


A report said the lumber were abandoned.


The confiscated forest products, believed to have come from the Sierra Madre mountain ranges in northern Quezon, were worth about P68,267 in the underground market.

The team failed to identify the illegal loggers.

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