37 pumpboats seized in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 March 2017 14:56

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

A total of 37 motorized pumboats were seized by authorities in a series of operations conducted in waters off Basilan this March.

SPO4 Babilito M. Troyo, Chief of the 905th Maritime Police Station of the Regional Maritime Police Unit-9, said that the pumpboats were apprehended during a series of seaborne operations conducted by the Maritime unit.

Some of the pumpboats are unregistered while some were running with expired registration documents.

Troyo said that the 37 pumpboat owners were advised to pay their penalties to the Office of the City Agriculturist of Isabela city.

The seaborne operations are continuously conducted due to reports that pumpboats are being used for criminal activities.  (Allen Abastillas)