A TEENAGER was arrested by the police and environment authorities for selling different endangered wildlife species in Tumaga, Zamboanga City.
The Police Station 7 identified the teenager as Hermie Orogan, 17 of Alinganga Drive, Tumaga village.
The police said Orogan was arrested on Friday, November 24, in front of Tumaga Elementary School for violation of Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.
Seized from his possession were 21 plastic container containing of assorted endangered species that included the following: two Paradise snakes; one wolf snake; one file snake, 20 Madagascar Hisser Cockroaches, Five Heterometrus Longimanus Scorpion and 11 Scolopendra Subspinipes Centipede.
“Prior to his arrest, the suspect was reportedly selling the aforementioned animals at the vicinity of said place (school),” the police stated.
The suspect was turned over to Department of Social Welfare and Development and the recovered endangered species were turned over to Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (SunStar Philippines)