‘Hot lumber’ seized at army -PNP checkpoint

January 25, 2022 Steve A. Gosuico 162 views

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – Government security forces conducting checkpoint operations intercepted an Isuzu truck transporting “hot lumber” in Aurora province, the military reported here Tuesday.

The 7th Infantry “Kaugnay” Division based here said that members of the 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion and the 1st Aurora Provincial Mobile Force Company caught the truck carrying the contraband while conducting a joint AFP-PNP-Comelec checkpoint in Sitio Canili, Bgy. San Juan, Maria Aurora town at 2:00 a.m.

The authorities flagged down an Isuzu Elf closed van with plate number XTC-376 and arrested a certain Alvin M. Romero for transporting several board feet of SOPA wood, a banned wood specie.

7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division chief Major Gen. Andrew D. Costelo said that they will intensify their law enforcement support operations with the police during the conduct of AFP-PNP-COMELEC checkpoints to thwart the illegal activities within its area of responsibility.