TACLOBAN CITY – Eighty-two pieces of illegally transported lumber were seized by the Fisheries Law Enforcement Team (FLET) of this City on the shoreline of Mahusay Beach, Brgy. 88 San Jose at around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
According to the report the team was conducting their regular sea-borne patrol operation off San Pedro Bay when they discovered 1,953 board feet of Lawaan with an estimated market value of P87,885.
Unidentified men aboard a motorized banca abandoned the ‘hot logs’ recovered by the team of patrol team leader Raul Duque said FLET In-Charge Carlos Dave Castello.
The seized logs were brought to the FLET office for documentation and for proper turnover to the Department Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
From March to May this year, FLET had five apprehensions in its extensive campaign to impose fisheries and environmental laws pursuant to orders of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez.
In two separate operations, last March and April 70 pieces of lumber were seized off Cancabato and San Pedro Bays in violation of R.A. 7161 or the illegal transport of forest products. – H.J. Roca/CIO