Maritime cops intercept boat loaded with lumber PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:41

Men of the Maritime police led by SPO2 Felix Dela Cruz intercepted on Feb. 27 a motorboat carrying suspected illegally cut lumber flitches.

A Martime police report disclosed that Dela Cruz’s team aboard Fast Boat 219 left headquarters in Baliwasan Seaside to patrol and check for any illegal activities.

Around 2 a.m., while the team negotiating the water off R.T. Lim Boulevard, it intercepted a suspicious motorboat marked “NANNA”. When inspected, the boat was found to be loaded with assorted flitches of good lumber.

The boat skipper to could not produce documents for the shipment of the lumber, prompting the Maritime police to escort the boat and brought it to Baliwasan Seaside for further investigation.

5. Initial investigation disclosed that MPB NANNA is a registered as cargo boat per motorboat permit and operator’s license number 0156 dated  March 28, 2014 duly issued by the Municipality of Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte and owned by Jainuddin Santiago Hayre, 40, married, a resident of Cawit-Cawit, Sibuco. Skippered by Alfadzri Santiago Abdurahman, 37, of Cawit-Cawit, Sibuco, the boat left Cawit-Cawit, around 4:00 p.m. February 26, 2015 and arrived in Zamboanga City area at past midnight of February 27, loaded with some 400 flitches of assorted good lumber. When asked if they have authority from PENRO-DENR to cut logs and transport it, theskipper failed to present any,  which is in violation of chapter IV, section 68, of PD 705 otherwise known as the Revise Forestry Law of the Philippines. (Cutting, gathering and/or collecting timber or other products without license)

6. The boat was impounded at the vicinity of Baliwasan Seaside, while its cargo would be unloaded for re-scaling and inventory in coordination with the DENR9