P432,000 hot lumber seized in Northern Samar

(Photo from Northern Samar Police Provincial Office)
(Photo from Northern Samar Police Provincial Office)

ANTI-ILLEGAL logging operatives seized P432,000 worth of undocumented lumber in Allen, Northern Samar over the weekend.

The 288 pieces of illegal cut lumber were loaded in a wing van truck when intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard and Northern Samar Provincial Police Office (NSPPO) personnel at the Balwharteco Port in Allen town on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The authorities said the truck driver, along with his two companions, failed to present the documents necessary to transport the product.

“I encourage the public to help the authorities in our campaign not only against illegal logging but also in all illegal activities,” said Police Colonel Alfredo Tadefa, NSPPO director.

According to Tadefa, the campaign against illegal logging under his watch will remain firm.

The police official also urged the public to continue to provide information that could help the authorities on its law enforcement efforts.

The arrested persons will face charges in violation of Presidential Decree 705 or the Anti-illegal Logging Law. (SunStar Philippines)


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