Logging operation accused of exceeding permit boundaries

Most expats know that permits are required to lumber trees even on private property.

So Fuerza Pública and staffers of the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía acted to break up a lumbering operation on a finca near Upala.

Police said that although the individual had permits, they were working outside of what the permits allowed. For example, officers said that a truck contained four cedro logs when the permit called for transporting just one log.

The finca is in the community of  Birmania.

The persons caught engaged in the logging will be presented to the prosecutors in Upala, said the police. Meanwhile, ministry workers will assess the damage for a civil settlement.

Conservation officials inspect the lumbered trees.

Conservation officials inspect the lumbered trees.

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