NATONIN, Mountain Province – Combined police operatives and intelligence agents were able to confiscate some one hundred eighteen board feet of alleged illegal lawan lumber during an anti-illegal logging operation at sitio Saliok, here, Saturday.
Senior Superintendent Allen S. Ocden, provincial director of the Mountain Province Police Office, said the recovery of the illegal lumber which had an estimated market value of P2,833 was a product of the sustained anti-illegal logging operations of the local police force pursuant to the marching orders from higher authorities.
Ocden emphasized the need for the people to cooperate in the government’s unrelenting and uncompromising efforts to preserve and protect the remaining forest cover from the illegal logging activities of unscrupulous individuals.
The confiscated illegal lumber was brought to the Natonin Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to the proper disposal of the aid lumber pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations.
By Dexter A. See