Approx 50k worth of illegal hot logs seized in AgSur
Around P49,038 worth of illegally acquired logs were confiscated by the Caraga police in Trento, Agusan del Sur.
Among the confiscated items were assorted sizes of mixed dipterocarp lumber. Also seized from their possession were four units of motorcycle Rusi-Chariot both color red, without plate number, loaded with a total of 521 pieces of undocumented lumber with an estimated volume of 2,451.9 bd ft.
Four suspects were arrested one was identified as Alpha A. Valisado while the other three were minors whose identities remain confidential. The successful arrest was done through joint cooperation of the 1303rd Maneuver Company – Regional Mobile Force Battalion 13, Trento Municipal Police Station, and present Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel.
The identified suspect was handed over to the custody of Trento Municipal Station while the three minors were referred to the Women and Children Protection Desk of the said station. The confiscated items are temporarily placed at the custody of Trento Municipal Police Station and will be turned over to the DENR for proper disposition.
The suspects will be charged for violating the Presidential Decree 705, also known as the Forestry Laws, Rules and Regulations.