Friday, April 21, 2017
BACOLOD City – Authorities recovered P100,000 worth of fishing gear and two wooden boards off the coast of Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.
The items were left behind by fishers trying to flee Task Force Lawod personnel on Wednesday, police said.
Task Force Lawod was patrolling the municipal waters when they spotted the “medium scale” fishing boat FB Marc Ivan 3 (Mariche).
The team approached the boat but the latter’s crew cut the ropes connected to their fishing gear and fled toward Banate, Iloilo, police said.
Task Force Lawod pursued the fishers but failed to catch them./PN