|PSI Arthur R. Gomez|
Photo: Marites Bos Callada via PSI Arthur R. Gomez' Facebook account
The mining site is located at Zone 9, Estancia in this town.
According to the report, the four suspects were apprehended while their mining operation was going on without the necessary permit from the government.
Those arrested were identified as Alberto Divina y Nazareno, 37, of Bibingcahan, Sorsogon City; Jonathan Basco y Ceneta, 33, of Cagraray, Bacacay, Albay; Froilan Cardano y Canchela, 24, of P-7 Labnig, Malinao; and Victor Calusor y Jones, 42, of Zone 3, Labnig, Malinao.
Recovered during the operation were mining equipment, such as cylinders of acetylene tank, submersible pumps, a toaster pump, a helmet, head lamps, hose, electric fan, electric generator, compressor, grinder, pulley, and a toolbox, among others.
Land holes, which were seen by the arresting officers, were also photographed for record purposes.
Meanwhile, those apprehended were appraised of their constitutional rights, subjected to medical examination as a standard operating procedure, police officers said.
They are currently detained at the PNP Malinao Station.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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