By Restituto Cayubit
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte – The Regional Maritime Unit (RMU) of the Eastern Samar police has rolled out its list of accomplishment for the fourth quarter of last year.
Sr. Supt. Primitivo C. Bayogan, RMU chief told reporters Tuesday that the unit carried out 12 operations resulting in the arrest of 120 personalities for fishing law violations.
The RMU also confiscated three fishing boats, nine fishing gear and 20 kilos of fish valued at P3,123,650, Bayogan said.
In 40 other operations for enforcing municipal ordinances, the unit arrested 51 personalities, seized 25 fishing boats, 18 fishing gear and 15 compressors valued at P2,828,900 and collected fines amounting to P90,050.
The unit also arrested and charged a person for violation of Chainsaw Act of 2002, on Nov. 28. A criminal case for violation of Sec. 7 of RA 9175 otherwise known as “Chainsaw Act of 2002.”
It also arrested another person for illegal possession of firearms, Bayogan said.
The unit also provided security and carried out seaborne patrols during the visit of President Duterte when he attended the turnover of the Balangiga Bells, and the visit of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the wreath-laying at MV Eva Jocelyn memorial in Tacloban City, he said.
The RMU also conducts daily inspections of baggage and individuals at the Wharf Area in Tacloban, Calbayog City port, Ormoc City port, Maasin City port, and the ferry terminals in Allen, Northern Samar, Liloan, Southern Leyte, and San Ricardo, Southern Leyte.
It also sets ups checkpoints in line with the May elections in coordination with local police units, the military and other law enforcement agencies