1,452 board ft. of illegally shipped lumber seized PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:37

City Hall’s Task Force Limpiesa’s Team A of the Community Police Action Center intercepted last Saturday afternoon out the loca wharf along RT Lim Boulevard two trucks loaded with 1,452 board feet of lumber that were allegedly illegally shipped from Japan Saturday afternoon.

A police report disclosed that the lawmen were enforcing city ordinances at RT Lim Boulevard when they spotted two trucks loaded with lumber coming from a vessel anchored at the Zamboanga port.

One of the trucks, an Isuzu ELF with plate number JES 160 driven by Christopher Sonor, was loaded with 34 pieces of 2x6x8; 47 pieces of 2x8x8 and 1 piece of 2x12x8 with a total of 82 which is equivalent to 758 board feet.

The other truck was a HINO with plate number JCF 534 driven by Ronnie Rasonable and loaded with 58 pieces of 2x6x8 and 23 pieces of 2x8x8 with a total of 81 pieces or an equivalent of 1,452 board feet.

Police said the two drivers could not produce papers legalizing the transport of the good lumber (palo china) which came from Japan and owned by Bennie Chiong of the Pacific Hardware.

The two trucks with the lumber were turned over to the city police office for proper documentation before they will be turnedover to the Community and Environment and Natural Resources Office for proper disposition. — Dan Toribio Jr.