LEGAZPI CITY, June 14 (PNA) -– Combined elements of Juban Municipal Police Station (JMPS) and Bantay Dagat of Juban local government unit (LGU) arrested four men they caught fishing using fine mesh nets at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the sea off Barangay Sablayan, Juban, Sorsogon.
The members of the JMPS led by SPO1 Arlan Salvante and Bantay Dagat of Juban LGU led by Nacer Battaler were conducting a seaborne patrol when they chanced upon the suspects who they caught while in the act of catching fish with the use of fine mesh net, which is prohibited.
Arrested were Felipe C. Laroga, 27; Floriane A. Aguierre, 46; Romeo S. Escote, 25; and Ely B. Lubiano, 51 -- all residents of Barangay Buenavista, Sorsogon City.
The arresting team confiscated four units of motorized boat, four paddles, a 15-meter fine mesh net for every boat; and about 15 kilos of assorted fish. (PNA) LAP/FGS/JH/CBD/EDS