By Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca
Tonight, Saturday,March 26,2011
Six suspected Chinese poachers were arrested off Balabac, Palawan Wednesday.
Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the identities of the foreign nationals were not yet available as of press time.
He said the suspects were arrested at around 5:30 p.m. while on board a green speed boat loaded with undetermined sea turtles at the vicinity of North West of Ramos Island, Balabac, Palawan.
Confiscated from the six were a 23 footer speedboat powered by three 60 HP Yamaha OBM and equipped with navigating equipment such as GPS, UHF radio, a compressor, fish nets for catching sea turtles and other parapgernalia.
The suspects were brought to the Balabac Police Station for custody and filling of charges.