Operatives confiscate narra lumber in Pinukpuk

PINUKPUK, Kalinga,  March 20 (PIA) -- A joint task force composed of personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Pinukpuk and Tuao (Cagayan) Municipal Police Stations and the  Philippine Army confiscated last week 121 pieces of narra lumber.


Imelda Casiwan, OIC Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer,  said they received a tip from members of CENRO’s Patrol Lawin composed of Bantay Gubat that narra lumber from Aciga are being transported at the Saltan River.

The group proceeded to the reported place and found the narra lumber already hauled to the river bank  but abandoned. The lumber are now  impounded at the CENRO office in Pinukpuk Junction.

Casiwan  bared that  they carried out five confiscation operations during the first quarter  of this year resulting  to the arrest of three persons and a vehicle.

Even lumbers  placed along roads are being confiscated. If these lumbers are to be used in building their houses, why are these on the road, Casiwan said vowing they will sustain their patrol system with the assistance of the PNP.

On the other hand, PCI Jerry Cortina, Pinukpuk OIC  chief of police,  urged all chainsaw owners  in the municipality of to register their chainsaws as provided by a municipal ordinance to avoid confiscation. Peter A. Balocnit (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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