The Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force, through the joint elements of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and Bantay Palawan, confiscated around 113.3 board feet of fresh cut and differently-sized Apitong Baboy lumbers on board a top-down vehicle in Taytay, Palawan last Friday, August 12, at around 02:00AM. The said lumbers were found in the possession of Rey Pacheco, Daisy Pacheco and a minor, all residents of the said municipality. The lumbers and the vehicle were turned over to CENRO – Taytay.
In a separate operation, around 306 board feet of fresh cut and differently-sized Ipil and Pidong lumbers were confiscated at Sitio Canduyog, Barangay Abongan, Taytay, Palawan on August 13, Saturday, at around 06:00PM. The lumbers are now under the temporary custody of the said barangay.
The filing of appropriate criminal and/or administrative charges for violations of PD 705 (Forestry Code) is being prepared by the authorities.