MANILA—Seven Chinese workers were arrested in connection with an illegal dredging operation in Masinloc town, Zambales on Wednesday.
Authorities said the suspects were undocumented and illegally working as part of a ship crew from Guangzhou.
A Filipino identified as Teddy Cabacungan allegedly hired the foreigners.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prohibits dredging operations in Zambales.
An investigation is ongoing.
(More to follow.)
— With a report from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News