Personnel of DENR, Philippine Army 13th Special Forces, and Siocon MPS conducted a forest patrol in Barangay S. Cabral, Siocon, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 10:30 AM on August 21, 2017.
This led to the recovery of four abandoned chainsaws believed to be used by an unidentified operator in their illegal cutting of trees at the local reforestation area. DENR and Siocon MPS are still conducting follow-up investigation to identity the operators/owners of said equipment for the filing of appropriate charges in court. The confiscated items are in the custody of Siocon DENR for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9