On April 20, 2021 at about 10:20AM, Personnel of Bislig CPS led by PCPT ARMANDO BEBANCO, DCOP, with the personnel of DENR-Bislig City EMS 1 led by Rudy C. Francisco conducted operation against illegal logging at P-1, Bay-bay 1, Poblacion, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur that resulted in arrest MARIO MERCADO LANDERO, 53 years old, married, Brgy. Secretary of Bogac, Lingig, S.D.S and a resident of P-5, Pinanapatan, Bogac, Lingig, SDS and confiscation of 1,547.6 bd. ft. of illegally sawn assorted lumbers (22 Lauan lumbers with an estimated volume of 74 bd. ft., 144 Toog lumbers with estimated volume of 654.2 bd. ft. and 234 Gubas lumbers with estimated volume of 819.4 bd. ft.) with an estimated total market value of Php66,371.00.
Suspect is now under the custody of Bislig CPS while the confiscated lumbers are under the custody of DENR- Bislig City for proper disposition.