Federal agents arrested two men for alleged illegal construction at Bahia de Jobos in Salinas

Federal authorities have charged two men with allegedly violating environmental laws in the area of ​​Jobos Bay National Estuarine Reserve and the community of Las Marias in Salinas.

Those arrested have been identified as Luis Henrique Rodríguez Sánchez and Pedro Luis Bones Torres.

They face charges of illegal construction and deposition of materials in wetlands and US waters in the Jobos Bay area.

The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office indicated this morning that the duo will appear before a magistrate this morning for their preliminary hearing.

If convicted, they face up to 4 years in prison, along with fines and environmental restoration measures.

Salinas’ mayor reacts

Faced with federal charges, Salinas Mayor Carilín Bonilla Colon was pleased and promised to continue to cooperate with the aforementioned municipal officials in protecting natural resources.

“I am pleased that justice has been served regarding the federal authorities’ arrest today of those accused of environmental violations in the Bahia Jobos de Salinas Estuarine Reserve. In fact, on April 6, 2022, I called on the federal authorities to intervene as soon as possible. On behalf of the municipality of Salinas, the protection of natural resources, We reiterate full cooperation with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, which has jurisdiction over the Bahia de Jobos Estuarine Reserve,” Bonilla Colón said in written statements.

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