GABU, LABASON, ZN – Enforcement personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Liloy, in collaboration with elements of Labason Municipal Police Station, apprehended undocumented lumber last July 4, 2020 at Barangay Gabu, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Per initial investigation, a total of 71 pieces of Bagtikan and Mahogany lumber with a corresponding volume of 844.31 board feet valued at Php 36,292.42 were seized by the raiding team.
Further investigation revealed that the apprehended lumber is allegedly owned by a certain Mr. Antonino L. Maturan, 50 years old, married and a resident of Barangay Daniel Maing, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte.
The alleged owner will be charged for violating section 78 of PD 705 as amended or also known as the Revised Forestry Code while the apprehended lumber is deposited at CENRO Liloy Compound for safekeeping.
Photos Courtesy of CENRO Liloy