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Police foil illegal logging attempt at Ecija river

GENERAL TINIO, Nueva Ecija – The Nueva Ecija police foiled an illegal logging activity being perpetrated along the Sumacbao River in this town over the weekend amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This after combined government forces from the police and military and members of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office seized some 7,000 board feet of illegally-sawn lumber worth about P315,000 in Bgy. Pias on Saturday and Sunday.

Provincial police-officer-in charge Col. Marvin Joe C. Saro said the illegal wood shipment was discovered abandoned along the river banks of Sumacbao River.

Makati City Pabakuna

The successful anti-illegal logging operation was reportedly an offshoot of a tip coming from a concerned citizen.

The raid was conducted by the local police led by Capt. Gregorio Bautista, the 1st provincial mobile force company-NEPPO, Task Force Sagip Likas Yaman, the DENR-PENRO, CENRO and the Army’s 7th Infantry Division’s 84th Infantry Battalion.

Saro said the seized lumber haul was already turned over to the CENRO-Cabanatuan for proper disposition.

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Steve A. Gosuico
Past President, Nueva Ecija Press Club, Inc.