DATE : September 15, 2020
On September 15, 2020 at about 5:10AM, in P-2 Barangay Lacasa, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, PNP personnel of Hinatuan MPS led by PMAJ ISAGANI D YBAÑEZ, COP, together with DENR led by Forester Victor M. Tindoy conducted joint operation on campaign against illegal logging that resulted in the arrest of RUEL LLAMAS VERAS, 49 years old, married, farmer a resident of P-4 San Agustin, Barangay San Roque, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur and ANGELITO LLAMAS VERAS, 39 years old, married, farmer a resident of P-7 Barangay Baculin, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur who were caught in the act engaged in illegal gambling activity. Said persons were driven Blue RUSI Chariot without Plate No. attached, with Engine No. RW162FMKJC006621 loaded with Lauan lumbers and yet no driver’s license and no legal document presented to operate. Confiscated from the possession of the suspects are ninety-four (94) pieces illegally cut Lauan lumbers in different dimensions with an estimated volume of 841.6 bdft. and estimated market value of Thirty Three Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Four Pesos (PHP 33,664.00). Arrested persons were duly informed of their constitutional rights and now under the custody of Hinatuan MPS including the confiscated items that to be turned-over to DENR-Bislig City, Surigao del Sur for proper disposition.