Illegal logging site raided PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:30

Men of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company under Supt. William Gadayan with personnel of the City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) West raided an illegal logging site in Barangay Patalon last Saturday night.

Gadayan said his men and the CENRO personnel recovered 20 flitches of good lumber hidden in bushes.

Gadayan disclosed that they had received a report from a concerned resident that there was an ongoing illegal logging activity in the said place.

Immediately, Gadayan’s men led by Insp. Alan Perpetua and the CENRO West men swooped down on the said place around 11:30 p.m.. When they arrived at the site, the illegal loggers were nowhere to be found.

During ocular inspection, authorities recovered the 20 flitches of good lumber hidden in bushes.

The cut lumber were confiscated and was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for proper disposition.

Gadayan said he and his men and the CENRO West personnel were still trying to determine the identities of the illegal loggers operating in Patalon. — Dan Toribio Jr.