Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte - Two improvised motor boats tried to escape after noticing the seaborne patrol of ZNPPSC, PDRMC, BFAR and LGU within the territorial water of this city at about 12:30 AM of March 18, 2015. Investigation disclosed that while the above elements are patrolling, they noticed two fishing boats believed to be engaged in illegal fishing in the area.
When the patrolling personnel approached to interview them, the crew members of the boat immediately sped up their fishing boat but it accidentally bumped one of the patrol boats. All crew members of said fishing vessels were put under arrest. They were identified as Reymar Bation Relacion, Rogelio Caw-It Baguio, Jestoni Enderez Cenascma and Napoleon Abano Relacion. Confiscated from them were the fishing boats, improvised compressors, other fishing materials and different caught fish. Suspects were released after payment of the fines at the City Treasurer’s Office.
-with report from PO2 Jonas D Macasa Jr., RPIO9