Chinese national arrested in Labo for illegal mining

LABO, CAMARINES NORTE – A Chinese national, identified as Zhang Xu Lui, 45 years old, was arrested yesterday, for violating Republic Act 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

The suspect, who is a foreign national, is temporarily residing at Barangay Kalamunding, this town.

The joint operatives from the Labo Municipal Police Station with the help of the representatives from PNP Region 5 conducted the swift operation, which led to the apprehension of the suspect.

His arrest was made pursuant to an order issued by Judge SalvadorVillarosa, Jr.

When he was caught by the police authorities, several other items that are related to the alleged illegal mining activities were also confiscated.

At present, Zhang Xu Lui is detained at the Municipal Police Station here.

It will be recalled that a few months ago, the same operatives, with the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), also cuffed several Chinese nationals who were believed to be involved in other illegal mining operations in this town. –BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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