CATARMAN, Northern Samar — The Police Provincial Office in Northern Samar scores anew on its efforts against illegal logging.

In a report from the NSPPO, some P117,000 worth of hot lumber was confiscated and nabbed three suspects during an operation in San Isidro town on March 13, 2021.

Led by Police Lieutenant Lyndon Dagalea, Officer-In-Charge of San Isidro Police Station, the team was able to seize 105 good lumber, 12 boat keels of assorted sizes while in the act of loading the products onto a balsa ready to be transported along the Seven Hills River, report said.

As he commended the efforts and accomplishment of San Isidro Municipal Police Station, PNP Provincial Director PCol. Arnel Apud said, the arrest of the three offenders should serve as a stern warning to all illegal loggers in the province.

“We will ensure that illegally-gathered forest products will be confiscated and those responsible will be charged with accordingly,” Apud stressed.

With the enforcement of PD 705, violators will face charges and confiscated lumber will be turned over to proper authorities. (ldl/ADIaz/PIA-N. Samar)