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PNP Caraga tightens dragnet for loose firearms

by PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Butuan City (20 February) -- On February 6, 2009 at 12:00 midnight at Barangay Magsaysay, Placer, Surigao del Norte, a certain Gregorio Larong, 30 years old, married, farmer and resident of Barangay Baoy, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte was apprehended by PNP personnel of Placer Municipal Police Station for violation of RA 9516, as amended (illegal possession of firearm).

Confiscated from the suspect's possession were one unit cal.38 revolver without serial number loaded with six live ammos.

Suspect is now detained at Placer Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges in court.

Arrest of wanted person

On February 16, 2009 at 6:30 in the morning at Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital, Libertad, Butuan City, joint elements of Nasipit Municipal Police Station led by SPO1 Arnaldo Rey and CIDU 13 led by SPO1 Alexis Avenido served the warrant of arrest (WOA) to one Rolando Barangan, alias "Benzar" for the crime of murder docketed under CC number 12226, issued by Hon Judge Augustus L Calo of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 5, dated April 2, 2008 and for the crime of Robbery with violence and intimidation of person docketed under CC number 12852, issued by Hon Judge Francisco Maclang of RTC Branch 3, dated May 29, 2008.

Said suspect is now presently recuperating in the said hospital following the recent encounter with the joint elements of CAA of G Company, 23rd IB Phil Army and 1401st PPMG at Sitio Calugmaan, Barangay Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

Report on illegal gambling

On February 15, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning at Barangay Bonifacio, Surigao City, PNP members of Surigao City Police Station led by SPO1 Godfrey C Reyna conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Jhunfel Liquido, 22 years old, single and a resident of Purok-7, Kilometer 12, Barangay Trinidad, Surigao City.

Confiscated from the suspect's possession were eight pieces of filled-up "swertres", tally sheet, one unit single motorcycle and bet money amounting to Php 1,985.00.

Subject person was brought to said station for proper disposition.

Also, on the same date around 10:00 in the morning at Purok-7, Barangay Salvacion, Bayugan City, PNP members of Bayugan City Police Station led by PINSP Jumark Q Caņa conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the voluntary surrender of one unit video karera machine by a caretaker identified as Luz Triaya.

Said unit is now under the custody of Bayugan City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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