Three fishermen were arrested at Nagarao and Naboctoc Island, Placer, Masbate 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by the joint operatives from Placer MPS and MFARMC namely:
a. Ronie Garduce y Palacio, 27 years old, married, fisherman, and a resident of Brgy. Villa Inocencio, Placer, Masbate;
b. Adjun Binasbas y Cañete, 28 years old, with live-in partner, fisherman;
c. Sally Mangubat y Cañete, 19 years old, single; and
d. Ondo Apa y Cañete, 28 years old, with live-in partner, fisherman, all residents of Brgy. Batsan, Cawayan, Masbate
Joint elements of Placer MPS and MFARMC of LGU-Placer, Masbate led by SPO1 Gregorio L Almario, under the supervision of PCINSP NORLANDO F MESA, OIC, conducted a seaborne patrol operation at the municipal seawaters of Placer between Nagarao and Naboctoc Island, Placer, Masbate and were able to apprehend two (2) fishing boats while actually engaging in illegal fishing operation.
The suspects and motorized bancas together with the recovered two (2) kilos of assorted species of fish, twenty (20) kilos of scallops, and other fishing paraphernalia were brought to Placer MPS for documentation and proper disposition. Appropriate case is being prepared for filing in court.