7 Chinese arrested for illegal dredging in Zambales

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 11 2019 07:04 PM

MANILA—Seven Chinese workers were arrested in connection with an illegal dredging operation in Masinloc town, Zambales on Wednesday.

Authorities said the suspects were undocumented and illegally working as part of a ship crew from Guangzhou.

A Filipino identified as Teddy Cabacungan allegedly hired the foreigners.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prohibits dredging operations in Zambales.

An investigation is ongoing.

(More to follow.)

— With a report from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News