Man arrested for excavating sand in Carmen

By: Benjie Talisic September 12,2018 - 09:32 PM

A man was arrested for illegally excavating sand in Carmen town, northern Cebu on Wednesday (September 12).

The suspect was identified as Melchor Castro, 46, a resident of Danao City, Cebu.

Castro was caught placing in his pick-up truck 15 sacks of minerals worth P450 each in Barangay Triumfo of the same town at past 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Chief Inspector Ramil Morpos of Carmen police station explained that the illegal excavation of sand is a violation of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

Castro is temporarily detained at Carmen Police Station pending the filing of charges against him.

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