More illegal pine lumber seized in Sabangan

SABANGAN, Mountain Province – Combined police operatives and intelligence agents continue to gain headway in their unrelenting and uncompromising anti-illegal logging operations following the seizure of some one hundred twenty five board feet of illegally sawn lumber which were piled on the side of the road at Paliwapew, Tambingan, here, Friday.

            Senior Superintendent Allen S. Ocden, provincial director of the Mountain Province Police Office, said that while there were no suspects who were arrested during the operation, law enforcers continue to conduct the continuous investigation for the eventual identification of the persons responsible for the destruction of the environment.

            According to Ocden, the confiscated illegally sawn pine limber had an estimated market value of over P3,125.

            The confiscated illegal lumber in assorted sizes were brought to the Sabangan Municipal Police Station for documentation and safekeeping and to be used as evidence when filing the appropriate cases against those alleged illegal loggers.

By Dexter A. See

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