By Glen S, Ramos
PUERTO Princesa City, Palawan — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has deployed last Tuesday, September 28, 2021, an eight-man team from the 2nd Special Operations Unit-Maritime Group (2nd SOU-MG) in the Kalayaan Islands in the West Philippine Sea to manage the Maritime Police Station (MARPSTA) on Pag-Asa Island.
According to PNP Maritime Group (PNP-MG) the team will provide law enforcement capability augmentation to implement the country’s laws, particularly the apprehension of illegal and destructive fishing activities in PH’s area of responsibility.
The team will also be conducting operations against the smuggling of illegal drugs by foreign vessels entering the country’s territorial waters in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard. (ai/mtvn)