Sunday, March 27, 2011

6 Chinese arrested in Palawan

By Florante S. Solmerin
Manila Standard Today, Saturday, March 26,2011

Six Chinese nationals ere arrested on Thursday for poaching off Balabac Island in Palawan by a joint team of the military, police and marine authorities.

The arrest was made at the culmination of the joint military exercises of the Philippine Navy and the Malaysian Royal Navy conducted in Sulu Sea.

Lt. Gen Juancho Sabban, commander of the Western Command, said six suspects were aboard a green 25-foot speedboat equipped with Global Positioning System-aided navigation and UHF Radio.

Recovered from the suspects were 16 turtles, ten of which were dead, and fishing equipment, Sabban said.

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