Around 598.32 bd.ft. of undocumented forest product with an estimated market value of Php29,916 were apprehended in the vicinity of Brgy.P-Tingzon, San Jose Northern Samar at around 10 o’clock in the evening on June 9, 2020. Also apprehended were two (2) conveyances and the alleged persons responsible for the illegal acts identified as Felix M. Chua Jr. and Clien B. Brillante.
Apprehended items are temporarily deposited at the San Jose municipal police station for administrative adjudication proceedings by the DENR while a criminal case is being readied against the arrested suspects for violation of Section 77 of PD 705.
The anti-illegal logging operation was conducted by the DENR led by OIC PENR Officer Angelito Villanueva and OIC CENR Officer Paquito Dabuet in collaboration with the Provincial Director of Northern Samar Provincial Police Office, and elements of San Jose Municipal police station.