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P1.2B taklobo seized in Roxas, Palawan

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) participated in joint law enforcement operations for the seizure of 200 tons of fossilized giant clam shells or Taklobo amounting to P1.2 billion in Roxas, Palawan.

According to PCG District Palawan Commander, Commodore Genito Basilio, said incident at Sitio Green Island, Barangay Tumarbong, is considered the biggest giant clam shell haul in the province to date.

The suspects, 54-year-old Rey Cuyos, 48-year-old Rodolfo Rabesa, 47-year-old Julius Molejoa, and 40-year-old Erwin Miagao, were arrested for violating Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.

They were brought to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) for inquest proceedings and filing of appropriate cases.

The joint law enforcement operations were successfully undertaken by the Coast Guard Intelligence Group Palawan, Coast Guard District Palawan, PCSD, PNP – Maritime Group Palawan, AFP Intelligence Operatives, and Bantay Dagat Roxas.