By: Nonoy E Lacson
Manila Bulletin, Friday, 12 November 2010
ZAMBOANGA CITY - Some P1.4 million worth of banned shell products was intercepted at a
local wharf here by operatives of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM).
Commodore Orwen Cortez, NFWM commander, said the shipment of the Trocas shells was intercepted by his men around 1 a.m. Wednesday at a private wharf in Barangay Baliwasan in this city. He said this was made after a concerned citizen tipped off his command on the arrival in this city of the banned shells aboard a motor launch coming from Palawan.
Cortez said the Trocas shells packed in 70 sacks with an estimated volume of 9,100 kilos were loaded aboard M/L Kimberbie which dropped anchor coming from Palawan at a local port here. Trocas shells can only be found in Tubbataha, Palawan, which is declared as one of the protected areas in the Country.