By Glen S. Ramos
ABULUG, Cagayan – Members of the Cagayan Philippine National Police have confiscated a total of 11-thousand board feet of contraband wood cut from illegal logs in the town of Abulug yesterday, February 27, 2021.
The stockpile of contraband wood was discovered in a compound in Brgy. Lucban, Abulug which is owned by a contractor identified as Tomas Uy, a resident of Apayao province.
The Cagayan Police Provincial Office (CPPO) Intelligence Unit together with the Abulug Police Station conducted the raid at around 10:40 p.m. yesterday and confiscated the illegal items amounting to Php700,000.
The contraband items are now under the custody of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).
The provincial government of Cagayan has established a Cagayan Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force to curb the rampant illegal logging activities in the province. (AI/MTVN)