Illegal transport of lumber lands Maasin local to jail

ILOILO City – Police arrested a man transporting lumber without permit in Barangay Banguit, Cabatuan, Iloilo.

The 32-year-old Ramsil Manate of Barangay Tubang, Maasin, Iloilo was taken to the municipal police station.

Manate’s apprehension came after police caught him driving a truck loaded with undocumented lumber

around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 19.

Manate claimed that the logs were supposed to be delivered to an upholstery shop and he was able to secure a permit, but left the papers to his employee.

Officers of the Cabatauan police station said the suspect may face charges for violation of Presidential Decree 705, or the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines if he failed to show the permit./PN


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