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P1.2M narra slabs seized in Nueva Vizcaya

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Nueva Vizcaya seized Narra flitches in a checkpoint in Aritao on Monday, September 26.

According to DENR officials, a white van was flagged to be carrying slabs of Narra. Upon inspection, authorities discovered 104 lumber bars, with a total volume of 2,520 board feet. It is estimated to value at around P1.2 million.

Narra is a critically endangered species and its collection and trading are prohibited under DENR Administrative Order 2007-01, unless it is covered by a permit from DENR.

DENR personnel arrested the van’s driver, identified as Rommel Mercado, 37, and the passenger Warwin Cruz, 19.

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