PROCOR CAMP BADO DANGWA: In a One Time Big Time Operations (OTBT) against illegal logging in the region, a total of 12,634 assorted pieces of abandoned lumber with a total volume of 1,519 board feet worth Php43,337.00 was recovered by joint operatives
In Benguet, a total of 106 pieces of abandoned assorted lumber with a total volume of 884 board feet with an estimated market value of Php26,289 were recovered by joint operatives of Benguet Police Provincial Office in the municipality of Buguias, Bokod and Itogon on August 26, 2017.
In the morning of the following day, August 27, 2017, a total of nine (9) pieces of abandoned lumber and slabs with a total volume of 35 board feet and market value of Php1,295 was likewise recovered by joint operatives of Kabayan MPS and Benguet Provincial Public Safety Company at the forested areas of Sitio Kalimban, Sitio Balinet, Sitio Paew, Sitio Pitil and Sitio Bangao, all of Barangay Gusaran, Kabayan, Benguet.
In Ifugao, a total of 125.4 board feet of abandoned lumber in different sizes with an estimated market value of Php3,754.20 was recovered at Sitio Dinapugan, Tuplac, Kiangan, Ifugao in the morning of August 24, 2017.
In Apayao, a total of 15 pieces of abandoned tanguile flitches with a total of 600 board feet with an estimated market value of Php12,000.00 was recovered in Barangay Barocboc, Sta Marcela, Apayao on the same day.
All operating personnel exerted effort to locate the owner or person responsible in the recovered items but to no avail.
Recovered assorted lumber are now under the custody of the concerned operating units prior turn-over to the respective DENR/CENRO and PENRO.
The firm directive to all police units to conduct relentless drive against illegal logging have lessened the nefarious activities of illegal loggers. PROCOR will not hesitate to file charges against persons arrested or responsible in this illegal activity. (PROCOR RPIO)