OCENR intensifies drive against illegal quarry PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 August 2013 13:24

The report for the recent apprehension of a vehicle believed to be involved in illegal quarrying operations has been turned over to the proper authorities for investigation and legal action, the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) said yesterday.

Reports reveal that a notice has been forwarded by the City Legal Office to the owner of the apprehended truck, tasking the recipient to “show cause why you should not be cited for violation of Section 41 of the City Ordinance No. 2002-094”.

This action was undertaken based on the incident report filed by the OCENR a day after the apprehension was made. As per protocol, all apprehension reports are submitted to the City Legal Office for further investigation and action.

On Tuesday, August 6, the OCENR intercepted and apprehended a truck transporting boulder materials without proper documentation, following complains of an alleged illegal quarrying operations at Calle Honor, Lunzuran.

Office records confirmed that the intercepted truck was one of the tree vehicles previously apprehended by the OCENR last July 11 at barangay Tulungatung.

The truck was conducted to the Zamboanga City Police Station 5, Divisoria, for disposition and investigation. — Jasmine Mohammadsali