On April 16, 2021, at about 2:00PM, PNP Personnel of Cortes MPS led by PEMS Nymwil J Bagnol, MESPO together with Bantay Dagat of LGU Cortes led by Emelio L Ladaga, conducted seaborne patrol at the seawater of Brgy. Mabahin, Cortes, Surigao del Sur that resulted in the apprehension two (2) individuals namely: Gilbert Catindin Bautista, 33 years old, married, and Benito Rivera Catindin, 79 years old, married, male, and both resident of Purok 7A, Brgy Mabahin, Cortes, Surigao del Sur for having caught in the act engaged in illegal fishing activity with the use of beach seine locally known as “Baling” which is a violation to Sec. 17 of Municipal Ordinance No. 2 series of 2006. Recovered from their actual possession and control were; one (1) set of beach seine (Baling) with an estimated cost value of Php6,000.00 and five (5) kilos assorted marine products with estimated market value amounting to Php500.00.
Arrested suspects including the confiscated items were brought to Cortes MPS for documentation and proper disposition.