LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 29 (PNA) -- Members of the Jose Panganiban Municipal Police Station (MPS) arrested four persons caught engaged in illegal mining operation at Barangay San Rafael, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte at about 10 a.m. Saturday.
Apprehended were Joel V. Botalon, 41; Mark Angelo N. Evidor, 18; Noe M. Castillo, 47; and Leah C. Castillo y Comedes, 51 -- all of Camarines Norte.
The police found them in the act operating/conducting illegal mining using a compressor.
They recovered from suspects’ possession one compressor tank, one motor (Kenstone) and more or less 50 meters long hose.
The four arrested persons and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Jose Panganiban MPS for proper disposition.(PNA) CTB/FGS/EMC/CBD/pjn