6 fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Paombong

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The six fishermen arrested for illegal fishing at Sitio Pulo Brgy. Masukul, Paombong, Bulacan on Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Paombong police)

PAOMBONG, Bulacan — Six suspects were arrested by personnel of Paombong police and Bantay Dagat for illegal fishing at Sitio Pulo, Brgy. Masukul in this town on Thursday evening.

Col. Lawrence Cajipe, Bulacan top cop identified the arrested suspects as Crisanto De Asis, 42 years old; Reynaldo Santos, 45; Marcelo De Jesus, 61; Rodrigo De Jesus, 33; Ramonsito De Jesus, 32; and Mark Anthony Rojas, 33 years old.

Based on the report, operatives of Paombong police and Bantay Dagat of the Municipality of Paombong were conducting an anti-illegal fishing operation in the coastal areas of Brgy. Masukul, in the said town when they saw a large boat while in the act of illegal fishing using fine net and metal board (karikot) that prompted the police officers to call over the fishing boat.

Instead of stopping, the boat speeded up and tried to outrun the police officers who were on board a smaller boat.

After chasing, operatives were able to catch the suspects, 8 coolers of assorted fishes, crabs, and shrimps with an estimated amount of P8,000 were confiscated from the suspects.

Further upon their arrest, one of the suspects was found in possession of one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu, one-piece cut size aluminum foil with suspected shabu residue, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

“Appropriate criminal complaints against the suspects are now being prepared for filing in court,” Cajipe said. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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