CARAGA (Mindanao News digital - August 18) - A top-ranking government official in Caraga region reported the recent success of their operations against illegal logging activities in the region.
Police Brigadier General Gilberto DC Cruz, Caraga Police Director reported that a total of 44 persons were arrested since the operation started, with a total of over a million pesos worth of confiscated illegal logs. (P575,874)
Anti-illegal logging operations recorded from August 1-16 some 23,806 board feet of mixed limber in 45 operations in the region.
The general said he attributed the success of their anti-illegal logging campaign to the community as well as the heightened 24-hour no-nonsense checkpoints in four tri-boundaries in Caraga.
The suspects, the army official said, will face violation of Presidential Decree 705, otherwise known as the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines, while all the recovered and confiscated logs will be turned over to the DENR regional office in Caraga.
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