Seven (7) Dump Trucks loaded with illegal sand and gravel (SAG) materials were apprehended along the Barangay road of Mohon, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on January 18, 2021.

The DENR X Quick Response Team, composed of technical personnel from MGB-X, DENR-X, PENRO-Misamis Oriental, CENRO-Initao City and PGMO-ENRO, in coordination with the Office of Honorable Gomer A. Sabio, Mayor of Tagolan, Misamis Oriental, conducted a site inspection at the said area. This was in response to the verbal complaint received by MGB-X on January 15, 20201 regarding the alleged illegal extractions of Sand and Gravel by Mr. JP Perez.

The investigation team observed traces of previous extractions of sand and gravel materials at the bank of Tagoloan River in Sitio Buntong, Barangay Sta. Ana, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. This extraction eventually admitted by the Operation Manager of JP Perez Group and was determined that the said extraction/operation was done without a permit. Seven (7) dump trucks loaded with sand and gravel materials were also identified with inappropriate Delivery Receipts prompting the Team to the issuance of a Seizure Receipt. Consequently, the PNP-MPS of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental seized the seven dump trucks and now in the custody of PMajor Ramel Amatiaga, PNP-MPS, Station Commander of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. The said seized dump trucks will be further deliberated by the Confiscation Panel of MGB-X and the PNP-MPS Tagoloan.