PCG seizes explosives used for blast fishing in Bataan
Operatives of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have seized explosives and other paraphernalia used for blast fishing in a raid at Limay, Bataan, the PCG disclosed on Thursday.
The illegal paraphernalia were seized from the possession of five apprehended suspects during a raid operation at Barangay Lamao o Wednesday, March 28.
“The team confiscated assembled improvised explosives, amonium nitrate, time fuse, blasting caps,” the PCG said in a statement.
“They also apprehended five persons who were alleged to be engaged in manufacturing and storage of said explosive components,” it added.
The suspects were identified as Analyn Leola San Miguel, 37; Oliver San Miguel, 35; Arthur Paguio, 44; Teresita Macapagal, 66; and Marife Dela Cruz, 24.
PCG operatives have accounted and documented the evidence at the Coast Guard Station in Bataan.
Meanwhile, the suspects were subjected to a medical examination as they await the filing of appropriate criminal charges, the PCG said. As of writing, the suspects were under PCG custody. /je
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