DENR 9 CENRO Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte Quick Response Team apprehended illegally cut Bakan lumber at Sitio Tipsong, Brgy. Ma. Cristina, Dapitan City about 10:45am today in response to a report from a concerned citizen earlier this morning over the DENR 9 Zamboanga Peninsula official Hotline.

The team was able to apprehend a total of 176 board feet of illegal lumber and a round log with a volume of 1.89 cubic meters.

The perpetrators were no longer present when the team arrived and the lumber and log were put under the custody of the lot caretaker, Mr. Hermes G. Elopre.

This office is still conducting further investigation on the matter.

Even though the country is under onslaught by the pandemic COVID 19 virus, DENR 9 continues to implement and enforce environmental laws throughout its administrative jurisdiction.