CITY OF LUCENA — Police on Tuesday, July 11, intercepted three trucks and a backhoe used in illegal quarrying in the city of Mauban.
Quezon police said in a report Wednesday that members of the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board (PMRB), assisted by local police officers, intercepted the three trucks and the backhoe at Barangay Polo around 4:30 p.m.
The report said the backhoe was loaded with rocks and other mineral resources that were illegally mined.
Police said the four drivers failed to present a permit from the PMRB.
Mining activities in the province are under the control and supervision of the PRMB.
Quarry vehicles and equipment were seized based on Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order No. 96-40 (Confiscation of Mineral Products, Tools, Equipment, and Means of Transportation)
The drivers, trucks and backhoe were placed in the temporary custody of the local police station.
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