Monday, June 13, 2016

Village chief nabbed for illegal cutting of trees

LEGAZPI CITY, June 13 (PNA) -- Members of the Virac Municipal Police Station arrested the incumbent chief of Barangay Dugui Too, Virac, Catanduanes for illegal cutting of trees at about 10 a.m. Sunday.

The police apprehended Leo P. Teleb on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Lelu Contreras of Regional Trial Court Branch 43 in Virac, Catanduanes for violation of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 with a bail of PHP30,000 recommended for his temporary liberty.

A police report said law enforcers caught Teleb's vehicle load with 116 pieces of various illegally cut lumber on April 24.

The VMPS is now readying charges against the suspect. (PNA) FFC/FGS/JH/CBD/EBP