Dapa, Surigao Norte officials arrest illegal fishing suspect

On Wednesday (October 22) at around 10:00 in the evening at the Seawaters of Sitio Hono, Barangay Consolacion, Dapa, Surigao del Norte, Hon Peter Boy Ruaya, Municipal Mayor of Dapa, Surigao del Norte together with Hon Dionesio P Ruaya, ABC President and company apprehended the suspect identified as Ricky Espuerta alias "Bebot", 34 years old, single, fisherman and resident of the said place while caught in the act possessing illegally caught fish at said place.

Confiscated from the suspect's possession were one unit paddleboat, other fishing paraphernalia and dynamited fish locally known as "Atotay" and "Sili".

Suspect was brought to the Barangay Captain of Barangay Consolacion, Hon Rolly Consigna and subsequently turned over to Dapa Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges in court. (PNP-PRO-13/ PIA-Caraga)

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