Elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns/tusks and various mineral stones were conveyed to the authority of DENR CENRO Lipa thru the Enforcement and Monitoring Section headed by Forester III Flordeliza Olave together with EMS staff during the turnover ceremony at Port of Batangas.

The turnover ceremony was also attended by staff of Bureau of Customs (BoC), Commission on Audit (COA), personnel of the Philippine National Police – Maritime Group of Batangas (PNP-MG), the Port Police, Port Officers, and personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The said items are now in custody and possession of this Office for safe keeping pending further investigation and preparation of necessary confiscation order for proper disposition.

Be informed that all the precautionary measures and safety protocols re: COVID-19 threat were properly practiced and observed during the said activity.