P5-million ‘hot’ logs seized in Bulacan
Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star) - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am

MALOLOS, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized P5 million worth of illegally cut lumber in a warehouse in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Monday. 

Czar Nuqui, chief of the NBI’s environmental crime division, said they raided the warehouse in Barangay Tiaong after receiving reports on the presence of  “hot” logs.

The warehouse is reportedly owned by a certain Ricky Yu. 

Nuqui said the seized logs were sourced from the Angat watershed and Benguet forest. 

Fernando Pitargue, supervising science research specialist from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, said the confiscated lumber include narra, a banned species, mayapis and white lauan.      

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME DIVISION HOT LOGS NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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