6 arrested for illegal capture of monitor lizards
ORMOC CITY—Six persons are facing criminal charges after their arrest for poaching and possession of monitor lizards in Dulag town, Leyte province on Sunday (May 2).
Capt. Bernardo Arcena, chief of the Dulag police, identified the suspects as Jomarie Custodio, Joenel Cadaro, Erwin Perez, Jeffrey Cadaro, Henry Custodio, and Nasario Perez.
Arcena said police were alerted on the illegal capture of monitor lizards by Redentor Artugue, chair of the village of Tabu.
Police in Dulag checked the village where six living and five dead lizards were found.
Village officials turned over the suspects to police.
The six would be charged with violating Republic Act. No. 9147 or the Conservation and Protection of Wildlife Resources and their Habitats Act.
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