P700T worth shark fins found in General Santos  City trader’s house 

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General Santos City, Philippines

Authorities seized some P700,000 worth of dried shark fins found in the house of a clandestine trader in General Santos City on Sunday, July 31.

Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, director of the Police Regional Office-12 (PRO-12), told reporters on Tuesday, August 2, the suspect, Arjun Tabudlong Polancos is now subject of a search by the General Santos City Police Office.

Tagum said a raiding team found 100 kilos of dried shark fins in his house in Purok Carmenville in Barangay Calumpang.

Tagum placed the market value of the seized dried shark fins at P700,000.

The team that carried out the search operation, premised on tips from people aware of his illegal business, was armed with a search warrant from the court.

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Polancos shall be prosecuted for violation of Republic Act 9147, also known as the Philippine Wildlife Resources and Conservation Act.

The law prohibits the collection and sale of by-products and derivatives from endangered wildlife species. (John Unson

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