The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region IV-A (CALABARZON) in collaboration with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Lucena conducted a joint operation and apprehended 121 pieces of Narra lumber with an estimated volume of 592.32 board feet and market value of P29,239.00. The said Narra lumber was apprehended from a reported “Bansuhan” which was used as a front for the illegal possession of various cuts of Narra Lumber.
The NBI Lucena City spearheaded the said operation upon receiving a report that an undocumented Narra lumber and other finished products were stocked and piled at “Bansuhan” in the area of Tayabas, Quezon. Initially, the NBI Lucena conducted a verification from CENRO Tayabas on the legality of the possession of the said lumber, and upon confirming that the “Bansuhan” has a permit but exceeded what is allowed, an operation together with the Regional Office and PENRO/CENRO Personnel was conducted resulting to the confiscation of the above-mentioned forest products and four (4) undocumented chainsaw. The owner of the “Bansuhan” was charged with violation of Presidential Decree No. 705 as amended by Executive Order 277 also known as the revised Forestry Code of the Philippines for possessing excess volume of Narra lumber and Republic Act No. 9175 also known as the Chainsaw Act of the Philippines of 2002 for the possessing undocumented chainsaw.###