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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Police seize dolphin meat in Cam Sur

LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur -- Sixteen and 3/4 kilograms of suspected dolphin meat were confiscated from two fish vendors in Brgy. Mambulo Nuevo, this town, yesterday (January 23).

The suspects were  identified as Jose Franco Dado y Parro, 39 years old, married,  a resident of Brgy. Quitang, Pasacao and Belinda Abril y Capulong, 44 years old, married, a resident of Brgy. San Cerilo, Pasacao.

Dado and Abril were apprehended at about 7:40 a.m. after they were seen peddling meat suspected to be from a dolphin, locally known as "lumod."

Police requested the suspects to produce a legal permit to prove their authority to sell the threatened species. However, they failed to present any.

As a result, the suspects were taken into custody by the Libmanan Police Station.

The arresting team, led by SPO2 Jacinto Parado, also seized said goods.

Police are now preparing to file a case against Dado and Abril for violation of RA 8550 or "The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998."--BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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