110 tree trunks from Papua New Guinea recovered off Aurora’s coasts

Authorities have been restoring logs off the coasts of Aurora province since Friday. These could come from Papua New Guinea because of the stickers. Photo courtesy of DENR

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – At least 100 logs that could have originated in Papua New Guinea have been retrieved by police officers and fishermen from the Pacific coast in Aurora province, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

The polls are still pending as the logs were floating off the coast of Aurora last Friday. Each of the logs was 65 feet long.

According to Brig, these were discovered in the towns of Baler, San Luis, Dinalungan, the northern towns of Casiguran and Dilasag, and the eastern town of Dingalan. Gen Valeriano de Leon, Central Luzon Police Chief.

De Leon said he had directed the police to back up the restored logs for possible use by the owner.

According to Paquito Moreno, regional executive director of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), a ship could have unloaded the logs at sea to withstand strong waves.

The DENR was monitoring the recovery process, said Paquito.

Based on the DENR inventory, in a telephone interview, the logs totaled 109 of various lengths, with the longest being 65 feet, according to Alfred Collado, Aurora Provincial Environmental and Natural Resources Officer.

The logs have stickers that read “Papua New Guinea Forest Authority”.

/ MUF

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