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PNP Caraga arrests wanted person, suspected illegal gamblers

By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

Butuan City (4 February) -- On February 2, 2009 (Monday) at 6:45 in the evening in Purok-8 Barangay Masao, Butuan City, PNP elements from Butuan City Police Station-3 led by PSI Reynante Sibayton served the Alias WOA to the suspect identified as Julius Quiño, 51 years old, married and a resident of the above place for Violation of Section 78 as amended by PD 705 (Illegal Cutting, Gathering and Collecting Timber of other Forest Products without License) by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon Judge M B Pacro-Canedo of Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 29, Bislig City dated 29 February 2008.

Subject person was brought to Butuan City Police Station-3 for proper disposition and was turned-over to the issuing court.

On the same date around 7:45 in the morning, elements from Bislig City Police Station led by SPO1 Sardalla arrested a certain Rodrigo Castillo Cellona, 40 years old, married and a resident of Purok-Baybay 1, Barangay Poblacion, Bislig City for Violation Of Section 96 of RA 8550 (The Phillipine Fisheries Code of 1998) by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Ambrocio Molita, Presiding Judge of MTCC, 11th Judicial Region, Bislig City, dated 22 January 2009.

Celleno is now detained at Bislig City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Arrest on illegal gambling

On February 2, 2009 at 8:25, PNP elements from Provincial Anti-Vice Task Force (PAVTAG) led by SPO1 Espina arrested Victoria Dangallo Gonzales, 48 years old, married and a resident of Purok-12 Navalca, Barangay San Juan, Surigao City while inside Victoria's Flower Shop located at Luneta Park, San Nicolas Street, Barangay Washington, Surigao City.

Gonzales allegedly a "swertres" coordinator was caught in the act engaging in Illegal Gambling activities.

Confiscated from the suspect's possession were several "swertres" paraphernalia.

Suspect was brought to the police station for documentation and proper disposition.

Also, at around 7:05 in the evening of the same date, PNP members of Placer Municipal Police Station headed by PInsp Alejandro Recimo conducted an operation against Illegal Gambling at Barangay Magsaysay, Placer, Surigao del Norte.

The operation resulted to the arrest of Armando Labad Bagul, 22 years old, single, "swertres" bet collector and a resident of Barangay Magsaysay.

from the suspect's possession were one tally sheet, one piece ballpen and bet money amounting to Php 615.00 in different denominations.

Subject was brought to Placer Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition.

PNP arrests illegal drugs suspects

On February 1, 2009 at 4:45 in the afternoon at Purok-8 Barangay San Ignacio, Butuan City, Personnel from Ong Yiu Sub Station Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) led by SPO4 Ledesma arrested the suspect identified as Michael Delta Maratas, of legal age and a resident of the above place after being caught in plain view possessing one sachet of suspected shabu.

Confiscated item was brought to PNP Crime Laboratory of Police Regional Office 13 for drug testing but yielded negative result.

However, the suspect also underwent Drug Test Examination and found positive. Case for Violation of Section 15, Article II of RA 9165 was filed against him in an Inquest Proceeding under IS number XIII-01-INQ-008-00004 dated 01 February 2009 at the City Prosecutor's Office.

Also, on January 31, 2009 at 8:30 in the evening at Sitio Cutlog, Bahi, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, one team from 141st RMG Company led by PINSP Junyd D Marohom, while conducting checkpoint at said place apprehended the suspects identified as Bryan Mupac, 22 years old, single, resident of Parang, Shariff Kabunsuan; Franklin Calderon, 26 years old married, resident of Masara, Maco, COMVAL Province; Jomar Ramoso, 19 years old, single and resident of upper Coo, Bunawan, Agusan Sur; and Ruben Pelayo, 29 years old, single and resident of Mambalili, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur after being caught possessing more or less 100 grams of dried marijuana leaves.

Arrested persons were employee of Philsaga Mining Corporation operating at Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Suspects and confiscated item were brought to 141st RMG company headquarters for proper disposition. Meanwhile, same team led by PINSP Junyd D Marohom brought the arrested suspects together with the confiscated marijuana and paraphernalia to RTC 11th Judicial Region branch 28, Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

Subsequently, they were properly turned-over to the custody of Lianga Provincial Jail around 10:00 in the evening of same date and a case for Violation of RA 9165 with IS number L-2264 dated 02 February 2009 was filed against the suspects. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) [top]

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