Friday, March 25, 2011

Philippine navy arrests six suspected Chinese poachers

Monster and Critics, Friday, march 25, 2011

Manila - The Philippine navy arrested six Chinese nationals suspected of poaching off a western province, a regional military commander said Friday.

Patrolling navy personnel caught the suspects Thursday off Balabac town in Palawan province, 600 kilometres south-west of Manila.

Lieutenant General Juancho Sabban said the navy seized the suspects' speedboat, which was loaded with an undetermined number of sea turtles and fishing paraphernalia.

Sabban said the suspects were detained at Balabac police station pending the filing of illegal fishing charges against them.

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