Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX thru its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Guipos headed by CENR Officer Mario Reyes yesterday June 10 apprehended illegal forest products and conveyance in Kumalarang and San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur respectively.
CENRO Guipos Forest Protection Officers (FPOs) assigned at Diplo, Kumalarang Forest Product Monitoring Station, while on patrol, apprehended 60 pieces of undocumented Gmelina lumber with a total volume of 490 board feet with an estimated market value of 17,150php. The said forest products were discovered stockpiled and abandoned along the national highway. Further investigation revealed that the illegal lumber were believed to be cut from a nearby Reforestation project of DENR.
Meanwhile, in Poblacion, San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur, CENRO Guipos Quick Response Team (QRT), with the assistance of San Pablo Municipal PNP Officers, apprehended 4 pieces undocumented Bakan flitches with a total volume of 166 board feet amounting to 8,300php on board a single motorcycle The apprehension was made thru an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen.
The driver and the conveyance were brought to the nearest PNP Station for further investigation.
All apprehended forest products were brought to CENRO Guipos for safekeeping and proper disposition.