DATE : September 15, 2020
On September 15, 2020 at about 5:30 AM, PNP Personnel of Cortes MPS led by PCMS Nymwil J Bagnol, MESPO together with personnel of 2nd PMFC led by PCpl Josery Mante, and Bantay Dagat of LGU Cortes led by Emelio L Ladaga, conducted seaborne patrol at the seawater of Brgy. Burgos, Cortes, Surigao del Sur that resulted in the apprehension of two individuals namely: Melchor Awa Abao, 44 years old, married, fisherman, a resident of Purok 3, Brgy Mabahin, Cortes Surigao del Sur, and Vergillio Lagua Lauron, 54 years old, married, fisherman, a resident of Purok 2 Barangay Balibadon, Cortes, Surigao del Sur, having been caught in the act engaged in illegal fishing activity with the use of Basnig, without permit which is a violation of Sec. 17 of Municipal Ordinance No. 2 series of 2006. Recovered from their actual possession and control were; two (2) Basnig with estimated cost value of Php120,000.00 and one (1) kilo of marine products with an estimated market value of Php200.00. Arrested personalities and confiscated items are now in the custody of Cortes MPS for documentation and proper disposition.