LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 11 (PNA) -- Members of the Paracale Municipal Police Station (PMPS) arrested five illegal miners in Paracale, Camarines Norte.
A police report said the PMPS personnel made the apprehension in line with the anti-illegal mining operation campaign of Police Regional Office 5.
The report identified the suspects as Jobert D. Castillar and Jay L. Jebulan, gold panners from Barangay Palanas; Arvy T. Agarin, a gold panner from Barangay Batobalani; and Freddie S. Yaneza and Noel V. Villar, gold panners from Barangay Larap, Jose Panganiban.
The PMPS operatives seized the tools and equipment being used by the group for mining.
The suspects are now in the custody of said station. (PNA) CTB/FGS/NIM/CBD