3 illegal loggers nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:48

Men of the Sta. Maria Police Station 7 led by SPO4 Ruben Najirul conducted on Monday  a joint operation with DENR personnel led by Michael Dela Cruz against illegal loggers at the watershed area in Barangay Tolosa.

The operation resulted in the arrest of three alleged illegal loggers identified as Luis Enriquez y Pioquinto, 28, of Barangay Bunguiao, Mercedito Mendoza y Dela Cruz, 58, of Barangay Tolosa and Sherwin Resureccion y Enriquez, 39, of Bunguiao.

Confiscated from their possession were a power chainsaw and three cut mahogany logs.

Enriquez, Mendoza and Resurrecion told investigators that they were instructed by a certain Usman of Basilan to cut the mahogany trees for the purpose of making charcoal. They were detained at the Sta. Maria Police Station while the cut trees were turned over to the OCENR as appropriate charges have been readied against the tree. — Kikay Taola