2 violators nabbed as PRO2 intensifies anti- illegal logging campaign
CAMP MARCELO A ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY- Police Regional Office 2 arrested two violators in the strict implementation of PD 705 in the municipalities of Gattaran and Sto Nino, Cagayan, yesterday, February 13, 2020.
Regional Director, PRO2, PBGEN ANGELITO A CASIMIRO in his report to Chief, PNP, PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA stated that on same date at about 12:30 PM in Brgy. San Vicente, Gattaran, Cagayan, Mr. Mario P. Abana, Community Development Officer 2 designated as Project Manager of Nassiping Reforestation Project called Gattaran PS informing that suspects namely; Jonathan Manuel, 44 years old, married, college graduate, farmer and a resident of Zone 6 Brgy. Lapogan, Gattaran, Cagayan violated PD 705 within the premises of reforestation area in Brgy. Nassiping. Joint personnel of Gattaran PS and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office proceeded at the referred place and were able to recover 40 pieces round logs, 24 pieces flitches and 20 pieces 2x2x3'. Suspect failed to present the necessary documents of the said logs. Suspect was immediately arrested and brought to Gattaran PS for proper disposition.
Meanwhile, at about 12:30 PM of same date in Brgy. Centro Norte, Sto Nino, Cagayan, patrollers of Sto. Niño PS led by PMSg Gary C Bautista recovered flitches of narra at the vacant lot near the yard of the a certain Jose Mesa, 51 years old, married, farmer and resident of Centro Norte, Sto. Niño, Cagayan. Mesa failed to present any legal document which prompted the police to arrest him. The suspect and the confiscated flitches are now in the custody of Sto. Nino PS for proper documentation.Sto Nino, Cagayan.
Cases for violation of PD 705 are now being prepared for filing against the suspects.
RD CASIMIRO commended the operating teams for a job well done.