PENRO seizes thousands of lumber in Cagayan

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) Task Force Lingkod Cagayan (TFLC) confiscated 5,000 board feet of sawn lumber at Barangay Gatto Pamplona, Cagayan on Wednesday.

Engr. Nelson Tumaliuan, chief of the Technical Services Division of PENRO, said the confiscation was carried out after receiving reports from concerned citizens.

Tumaliuan said the government is sincere in its drive against illegal logging as it is implementing a total log ban.

The environment official warned illegal loggers in his area of jurisdiction to stop the illegal activities to avoid consequences in violating environmental laws.

The confiscated sawn lumbers are now impounded at the CENRO – Sanchez Mira, Cagayan for safekeeping and will serve as evidence in filing necessarily charges to the violators. PNA –