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Illegal logger arrested, another eludes arrest in Eastern Visayas

AN ALLEGED illegal logger was arrested while another eluded arrest in separate anti-illegal logging operations in Eastern Visayas towns Friday, January 8, 2021.

In Catbalogan City, police identified the suspect as a 28-year-old resident from Barangay Caranas, Motiong, Samar.

Confiscated from the suspect’s possession were seven sacks of illegal charcoal with an estimated market value of P2,800

In Eastern Samar, authorities are in hot pursuit operation against a suspected illegal logger from Barangay Guinmaayohan, Balangiga town.

Police confiscated 13 pieces of 2x3x12 illegally sawn lawaan lumbers worth P2,200.

The suspect, however, managed to escape by running towards the dense forest area of the said barangay upon sensing the presence of the operating unit.

The confiscated lumbers were brought to Balangiga Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition. (SunStar Philippines)


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