A criminal charge for possession of undocumented chainsaw has been filed against three abaca strippers who were caught in the act of cutting a tree imto lumber flitches in San Miguel town.
Lawmen led by San Miguel police officer-in-charge Senior Inspector Johnwen Balueta chanced upon Jerald Camacho, 29, Jacinto Cinco, 50, and Roger Tapar, 40, all residents of Paraiso and Kilikilihan, at 12 noon of March 28 at Kilikilihan while cutting up a “lanipga” tree using the chainsaw for which they could not present pertinent documents. Aside from arresting the suspects, the team confiscated seven flitches of lumber with a volume of 54 board feet.
Meanwhile, a case for violation of forestry laws has been filed against abaca stripper Larry Magtangob, 56, of Danicop after he was caught in the act of transporting 38 pieces of illegally sawn “apnit” lumber with a total volume of 230 board feet last March 18 at the forested area of sitio Luminangas.
In Gigmoto, policemen led by Senior Inspector Voltaire Jun Pedido recovered 10 flitches of white lauan with a total volume of 60 board feet at a forested area of Sicmil last March 26.
In San Andres town, policemen from the town police, CATPPSC, SWAT, and CIDG Virac headed by Senior Inspector Jonnel Averilla, together with PENRO forest ranger Jose San Roque, recovered 221 pieces of abandoned “ilang-ilang” flitches with a volume of 4,375 board feet at a forested area in Palawig last March 24.