Illegal Logging of Rosewood Continues

vlcsnap-2014-02-28-07h47m01s22Illegal logging of Rosewood continues in the southern district and not only by Guatemalan loggers.

On Wednesday, February 26, Independence Police visited an area in the Maya Mountain Forest Nature Reserve where five male persons were detained for Unlawful Possession of Forest Product.

They were in a Ford Tractor which was pulling a Trailer with about 1500 board feet of Rose wood.

The five male persons are  38-year-old Pablo Ramirez, 25-year-old Ernesto Choc, Guatemalan, 34-year-old Martin Coc, 18-year-old Javier Coc all of Trio Village and 26-year-old Shane Coleman of Independence Village.

The tractor and the Rose Wood were impounded at the Independence Police Station and the men detained pending charges.

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