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PCG: Two boxes of Giant shells, also known as “Taklobo shells” were confiscated by Coast Guard Station Misamis Occidental personnel while conducting port security Osamis Port in Cagayan de Oro last Wednesday, February 06.

The boxes weighing approximately 46 kilos were in the possession of Mr. Domingo E Tolin, 28 years old, and Mr. Ruby E Regencia, 31 years old, both residents of Barangay Bandera, Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte.

According to the report, Mr. Tolin and Mr. Regencia were travelling from Zamboanga Del Norte bound to Cagayan de Oro City.

The team coordinated with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Misamis Occidental personnel and confirmed that the shells are considered endangered marine species.

Mr. Tolin and Mr. Regencia along with the confiscated items were then properly turned over to BFAR personnel for proper disposition and filing of case.