2011, June 12
A white van loaded with mirad or bonsai plants was apprehended in a police checkpoint in Manayon, Bangui, Ilocos Norte on June 12. But when it was turned over to the community environment and natural resources office (CENRO), only five pieces were found. What happened to the other items? Police report says the L300 van with plate number LDV345 owned by Raul Espejo from Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte was apprehended on June 12, 2011 for carrying mirad cuttings which reportedly originated from Fuga Island in Aparri, Cagayan.