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PCG seizes boat in alleged illegal sand quarrying in Basilan

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel seized a fishing boat and nabbed its three crew members onboard for allegedly engaging in illegal sand quarrying in Isabela City, Basilan.

“The PCG seized FB  Under Water engaged in illegal sand quarrying in the vicinity waters off Barangay Marang-Marang, Malamawi Island, Isabela City, Basilan, on February 26,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

“According to the Coast Guard Station Isabela, the fishing boat violated Section 47 of Isabela City Ordinance No. 03-148 or the Quarrying of the Marine Habitat,” it added.

The crew members were turned over to the  Isabela City Agriculturist Office for further probe. It likewise took custody of the boat for documentation and proper disposition.—Sundy Locus/LDF, GMA Integrated News