Marines seize truckload of illegally-cut coco lumber PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2014 15:23

Marines intercepted a truck loaded with suspected illegally-cut coco lumber in Muti, the other night.

Men of the 1st platoon, 3RD MC, 3RD Marine Batallion led by 2Lt. Benedicto Magbanual based in Muti conducted to Curuan Police Station around 8:20 p.m.a truck with plate number JAZ 558 carrying 64 coco lumber cuts with assorted dimension and three timber of Marang fruit trees in 6x6x10 dimension more or less 2,000 board feet.

A police report disclosed that the lumber belonged to Uldarico Dagalea y Fernando.

The truck driver identified as Richard Dela Cruz y Uro and his four truck men, Joseph Limen, 27, of Calabasa, Rudy Flores of Putik, Winnie Elavasantos, 32, of Curuan and Edwin Bais, 41, of Putik were also placed under investigation at the Curuan Police Station.

Initial investigation disclosed that the lumber was about to deliver to 3 Marias Coco Lumber in Putik when the truck was intercepted by the Marines at a checkpoint in Muti.

During interrogation, the truck driver could not produce papers legalizing him to transport the suspected illegally cut lumber.

The seized items were turned over to the DENR for proper disposition. – Dan Toribio Jr.