7 fishermen from CamSur arrested off Palumbanes
Caramoran, Catanduanes  ·  
posted 24-Feb-2019  ·  
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A joint police operation verifying reports of illegal fishing in the sea near Palumbanes island in Toytoy, Caramoran led to the apprehension of seven fishermen from Camarines Sur for possession of illegal fishing paraphernalia.

Elements of the Caramoran police led by Inspector John Michael Miraflor and the Pandan police headed by PO2 Dan Bagay came upon the mainland fishermen at 5:30 P.M. of Feb. 12, 2019.

A case for violation of Republic Act 8550 as amended by RA 10654 was filed against Anthony Rodabia, 33, Sonny Pantila, 49, Dennis Sabalburo, Marlo Ruiz, 50, Francisco Rey, 41, Joey Rey, 29, and Jovy Rey, 38.

The police seized from them two plastic bottles containing what is believed to be sodium cyanide, a paddle, compressor tank, plastic container, two rolls of compressor hose, two goggles, two rolls of sinker lead, five pieces of improvised diving fins and the motorized banca they used.

Three days earlier, 11 fishermen from Pandan also gave themselves up to the Bagamanoc police who caught them engaged in illegal fishing in the town’s territorial waters.

Policemen led by PO1 Pepito Tribiana Jr. proceeded to Podyo Point in barangay Suchan shortly before 1 P.M. of Feb. 9 and came upon Penaflor Tapar, 50, Antonio Idava, 37, Rolly Tapar, 28, Marvie Trinidad, 33, Renato Indanan, 52, Joseph Trinidad, 32, and Efren Torio, 53, all residents of Wagdas, Pandan, as well as Dioscoro Galicia, 67, Salvador Tajan, 55, Ronald Trinidad, 36, all of Lourdes, Pandan, and Joseph Manlangit, 31, of Purot.

The suspects were found to be not listed in the registry of municipal fisherfolk of Pandan and were in possession of illegal fishing paraphernalia without the necessary permit.

Confiscated from them were six pieces of “tura-tura”, an eight-meter long motorized banca, and an octopus weighing 15 kilos.

Meanwhile, three residents of Pandan were apprehended by the police who caught them in the act of cutting a tree using an undocumented chainsaw.

Lawmen led by PO2 Javier Lucre conducted the operation sometime before 3:30 P.M. of Feb. 14, 2019 at barangay Bagawang where they collared farmer Jonathan Celestino, 33, and abaca strippers Dindo Aguilar, 28, and Ronald Aguilar, 42. The trio yielded 14 pieces of illegally sawn lumber and the chainsaw.

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