Brgy official, kasama kulong sa pagbebenta ng lumber cut – NBI

Brgy official, kasama kulong sa pagbebenta ng lumber cut – NBI

January 19, 2022 @ 1:36 PM 7 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Naaresto ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ang isang konsehal ng barangay at kasama nito sa ikinasang entrapment operation sa Tacloban City sa umano’y pagbebenta ng iligal na lumber cut galing sa ‘banned tree species’ na mas kilalang ‘Magkuno’ o ‘Iron Wood.’

Kinilala ni NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric B. Distor ang naarestong sina Clyde Rey Balaan, barangay councilor at isang Elward Lomongcon.

 “Seized from the Subjects were P900,000 marked money, one (1) unit wing van, 12-wheeler truck and thirteen (13) pieces ‘Magkuno/Iron Wood’ lumbers,” saad sa report.

 “The wing van and the thirteen (13) pieces ‘Magkuno/Iron Wood” lumbers were turned over to DENR-PENRO (Department of Environmental and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office), Palo, Leyte pending necessary documentation,” dagdag pa rito.

Dagdag pa ng NBI, nauna nang nakasuhan sina Balaan at Lomongcan sa Tacloban City Prosecutor’s Office sa pa paglabag sa Presidential Decree No. 705, the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines.

“The logs are allegedly coming from the island of Mindanao on board a twenty-footer wing van/truck using the Port of San Ricardo as the point of entry.”

“Logs are allegedly distributed in the municipality of Bato, Leyte and Maasin City, Southern Leyte,” dagdag pa nito. RNT/FGDC