Hot lum­bers seized in three prov­inces

Sun.Star Baguio - - TOPSTORIES -

CLOSE to P45,000 worth of il­le­gally sawn lum­bers in the dif­fer­ent prov­inces of the Cordillera re­gion were con­fis­cated by the po­lice over the week­end.

Author­i­ties, dur­ing the one time big time op­er­a­tion con­fis­cated 12, 634 as­sorted pieces of aban­doned lum­ber with a to­tal vol­ume of 1,519 board feet.

In Benguet, 106 pieces of aban­doned as­sorted lum­ber with a to­tal vol­ume of 884 board feet with an es­ti­mated mar­ket value of P26,289 were re­cov­ered by joint op­er­a­tives of Benguet Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice in Buguias, Bokod and Ito­gon on Au­gust 26.

An­other nine pieces of aban­doned lum­ber and slabs with a to­tal vol­ume of 35 board feet and mar­ket value of P1,295 was re­cov­ered on Au­gust 27 by joint op­er­a­tives of Kabayan MPS and Benguet Pro­vin­cial Pub­lic Safety Com­pany at the forested ar­eas of Si­tio Kal­im­ban, Si­tio Ba­linet, Si­tio Paew, Si­tio Pi­til and Si­tio Ban­gao, all of Barangay Gusaran, Kabayan, Benguet.

In Ifu­gao, a to­tal of 125.4 board feet of aban­doned lum­ber in dif­fer­ent sizes with an es­ti­mated mar­ket value of P3,754.20 was re­cov­ered at Si­tio Di­na­pu­gan, Tu­plac, Kian­gan in the morn­ing of Au­gust 24.

In Apayao, a to­tal of 15 pieces of aban­doned tan­guile flitches with a to­tal of 600 board feet with an es­ti­mated mar­ket value of Php12,000 was re­cov­ered in Barangay Barocboc, Sta Marcela.

Re­cov­ered as­sorted lum­ber are now un­der the cus­tody of the con­cerned op­er­at­ing units prior turn-over to the re­spec­tive DENR/ CENRO and PENRO. PRO-COR PIO

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