DAGAMI, Leyte- It seems the adage that blood is thicker than water did not work in this case.
Ramon de Paz, Jr., reported to the police of this town that his brother, Eduardo, was responsible for cutting illegal lumber with a street value of P32,700.
In a report, Ramon informed the local police, which is under the leadership of S/Inspector Henry Avila, Jr., of illegally cut lumber were stockpiled in Barangay Cabariwan on Wednesday (January 17).
The local police authorities, together with personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) based in Palo, Leyte, immediately conducted their anti-illegal logging operation and went to the area.
There, they have discovered that the forest products were scattered near a rice field located along the irrigation canal of the said village.
The authorities seized about 95 pieces of Lawaan lumbers measuring 654 board feet with an equivalent market value at P32,700.
The hot logs were deposited to the CENRO in Palo pending filing of charges against the suspect. (PR)