LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 29 (PNA) -- Personnel of the Paracale Municipal Police Station (MPS) arrested seven gold panners for illegal mining in violation of Republic Act 7942 at about 9 p.m. Saturday in Sitio Bulaay, Barangay Palanas, Paracale, Camarines Norte.
Brought to the Paracale MPS with the pieces of evidence were Marlon H. Baredo, 25 and resident of Purok 3, Barangay Capacuan, Paracale, Camarines Norte; Sonny C. Pililio, 27 and resident of Purok 2, Barangay Capacuan; Rodel M. Aguas, 31 and resident of Purok 2, Barangay Tugos, Paracale; Johnson Rodriguez, 23 and resident of Purok 7, Barangay Tawig, Paracale;
Russel O. Pruto, 31 and resident of Purok 2, Barangay Tugos, Paracale; Allan B. Ojo, 31 and resident of Purok 3, Barangay Capacuan, Paracale; Adiner S. San Miguel, 29 and resident of Purok 1, Barangay Poblacion Norte,Talisay, Camarines Norte.
The PMPS members confiscated from the suspects one water pump; five cap lamps and one pulley.
Paracale is a town rich in mineral resources, especially gold. (PNA) LAP/FGS/CBD/EDS