Two men were arrested by police for allegedly illegal sand extraction in Candijay town, reports said on Wednesday.
The two suspects were identified as Renato Atuel, 37, of barangay Lungsodaan, Candijay and Juniel Esto, 26, also of the same place.
The two were allegedly caught by the police extractig about 30 bags of sand. Only two bags were taken by the police for evidence purposes.
Police said the other 28 bags of sand were returned back to the river.
The suspects will be facing charges that will be filed by the police shortly.