PIA Press Release
Surigao Sur cops arrest illegal logging suspects
Butuan City (November 4) -- On Thursday (October 30) at 10:30 in the evening at the National Highway of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, elements of 1406th PPMG led by PSI Freddie Montenegro together with PO3 Almoden Asio and PO2 Alfonso Asio intercepted two Isuzu Trucks:
One color blue, bearing Plate number YDM 246 driven by Eugene Zabala Tubia, 27 years old, a resident of Purok-2, Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur with driver license number LO1 04-000398, and the other vehicle color yellow, bearing Plate number GRK 557 driven by Alex Bation Baluran, 27 years old, a resident of Malaybalay City with driver license number KO3-01-050970.
Both trucks are allegedly owned by a certain Eugene Sanchez, of legal age and a resident of Barobo, Surigao del Sur. Said trucks also were loaded with assorted species of illegally cut logs with a total volume of 57.77 cubic meters and estimated market value of P220,000.00. Confiscated logs and the trucks were turned-over to CENRO, Lianga, Surigao del Sur for proper disposition. (PO3 Rene Boy Ocares Bernaldez, PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga) [top]