Be informed that at about 9:00 PM of August 15, 2020, PNP personnel of Leon B. Postigo Municipal Police Station (MPS) led by PEMS Ricson L. Rada together with Miller B. Caballero – Fish Warden/Bantay Dagat of Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga Del Norte, proceeded to the Municipal seawater of Poblacion, Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga Del Norte purposely to conduct seaborne patrol and monitor all forms of illegal fishing activity.
At about 6:00 AM of August 16, 2020, said team successfully apprehended seven (7) fishing boats with markings “MHANG JANE” color white and blue operated by Abdurahman Aliño Taraji, 41 yo and Sohod Laket Aliño, 29 yo, both male, married, fisherman (crew); “KAY AND SHANE 1” operated by Milven Guminta Gutang, 19 yo, male, single, fishermen; “KAY AND SHANE 2” operated by Jonalito Magalona Humoc Sr., 45 yo and Arnold Cabales Lada, 50 yo, male, married, fishermen (crew); “SAADAH” operated by Sareb Moto Diolagla, 36 yo, male, married, fisherman; “RITHCHAN MELQUELO” operated by Amilhan Aburan Diolagla, 29 yo, male, married, fisherman; “SAUDIA” operated by Mojacker Osam Diolagla, 34 yo, male, married, Fisherman, all are a resident of Brgy. Ramon Magsaysay, Salug, ZDN and “EVELYN” operated by Elmer Banggay Belandres JR., 23 yo, male, married, fisherman a resident of Brgy. Palandoc Leon B. Postigo Zamboanga Del Norte were caught in the act engaged on Illegal Fishing locally known as “Light Boat” for Violation of Municipal Fishing Ordinance No. 06-02 Article X (Un authorize Fishing, no fishing license and color code).
Subject persons were released after they promise to pay the corresponding penalty and fishing boat with fishing gears were under the custody of the Office of the Municipal Agriculture (OMA) Fisheries Staff and Bantay Dagat of Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga Del Norte.
(Source: Press Release from Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office – Police Regional Office IX)