ITOGON, Benguet – Four pocket miners were arrested by police operatives after they were suspected of stealing gold ores inside load shaft level 1700 in Acupan, Virac here Monday morning.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr., director of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested suspects as Winston Banag Agwayas, 26, native of Tinglayan, Kalinga; Jeffrey Ligtao Soriano, 27, native of Sison, Pangasinan; Cyrus Galao Cudal, 24, native of Tabuk, Kalinga; and Jeffrey Balyang Daluson, 21, native of Tabuk, Kalinga, all miners, and residents of Kias, Baguio City.
Azurin discloed the suspects were caught in the act carrying a quarter filled with sack of suspected gold ore that led to their arrest by the security guards of the mine and members of the Itogon Police Station but later released after signing an undertaking.
By Dexter A. See