FOUR ILLEGAL TREASURE HUNTERS NABBED IN ZAMBOANGA

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FOUR people were arrested over illegal treasure-hunting activities in Barangay San Victoria in Zamboanga City on Sunday. Reports in Camp Crame identified the treasure hunters as Arturo Alberto, 55, and Edgardo Bello, 49, of Barangay Victoria and Ronal Eijansantos, 49, and Roel Aizon, 44, of Barangay Manichan. The four were in possession of a booklet with number characters, Japanese dictionary, notebooks with sketches, two chisels,one diameter round metal, iron mallet, shovel, plot metal bar, improvised metal detector and magnifying glasses—which were all confiscated and turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional office. The suspects who are now at the Sangali Police Station 2 are facing charges in violation of R.A. 9072 or the National Cave and Cave Resources Management Protection Act.

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