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PROCOR CAMP BADO DANGWA: PROCOR is gaining ground with the arrest of illegal gamblers and illegal loggers over the past days.

Baguio City Police Office scored anew with the arrest of three gamblers last Friday afternoon at No. 138 Purok 7, Interior Honeymoon, Baguio City. Arrested persons were vendors identified as Ronnel Siron Mallari, 52; Eddie De Guzman Victorio, 49, both residents of Purok 7, Honeymoon, Baguio City; and Camilo Apolinario Sibal, 60, a resident of New Lucban, Baguio City. During the operation, confiscated were 52 pieces plastic playing cards; one piece improvised wooden table, two plastic chairs, one wood chair, and cash amounting to Php655.00.

In another operation, gambling paraphernalia were recovered inside the Street Side Cafe along M. Roxas, Trancoville, Baguio City in the night of August 6, 2017. Recovered items were set of Mahjong tiles left on a table.

On the other hand, campaign against illegal logging resulted in the arrest of two violators who were caught red handed in transporting sawn lumber without the necessary pertinent documents.

Boyet Docao Anaban, 31 and a resident of Brgy Balugan, Sagada, Mountain Province was accosted while driving a Green Elf truck bearing Plate WHZ 877 loaded with sawn pine lumber in a checkpoint at Sinto Proper, Bauko in the afternoon of August 6, 2017. As a result, 270 pieces of pine lumber in different dimensions with a total board feet of 1,645.75 and a market value of ₱46,081.00 were confiscated.

Another violator identified as Jonie Sabado Decaran, 28, a resident of Goldfield, Acupan, Itogon, Benguet was arrested by the police in the morning of August 3, 2017 for the same offense. Confiscated were 51 pieces of Gemelina lumber in different measurement with a total board feet of 612.51 worth Php20, 611.54.

Further, personnel of Pudtol MPS, while conducting patrol recovered 10 pieces of soft wood (Tangile) in different dimensions in the morning of August 5, 2017 at the river side of Cabatacan, Pudtol, Apayao. Prior to the confiscation, patrolling policemen saw a group of unidentified male persons in the said place and upon noticing their arrival they suddenly fled away.

PROCOR will continue to hit hard on all forms of illegal activities especially illegal gambling activities and illegal logging in the region. (PROCOR RPIO)