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PIA Press Release
2009/10/19

Caraga PNP bares accomplishments in drive vs loose firearms

By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas; PO3 Philip AMer Posas Mazo; and PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Butuan City (19 October) -- Personnel from Las Nieves Municipal Police Station led by PSI Dela Fuerta, COP conducted massive information drive on loose firearms/Kontra Boga on October 14, 2009 at around 8:30 in the morning at Barangays Poblacion, Malicato, Katipunan, Tinukoran, and San Isidro, all of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte.

The team brought the Drop Box of Unwanted firearms and placed it in the strategic places. As a result, one homemade shotgun without serial number was dropped by unknown person inside the said drop box. Recovered firearm is now under the custody of Las Nieves Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

On the other hand, personnel from Nasipit Municipal Police Station conducted visitation/information drive on loose firearms at the different residence of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, which resulted to the assorted caliber of firearms being dropped at the Drop Box of Nasipit Municipal Police Station to wit: 8 pieces.38 caliber revolver; 11 pieces.22 caliber revolver; 1 piece.32 caliber revolver; 1 improvised.38 caliber revolver and 1 piece flare gun. Said firearms are now under the custody of Nasipit Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Other accomplishments

On October 14, 2009 around 9:30 in the evening, elements from Mainit Municipal Police Station and Barangay San Francisco Tanods apprehended Dante Tandugon Labi, 33 years old, a resident of Purok-2, Barangay San Francisco, Mainit, Surigao del Norte for possessing a caliber.38 revolver with serial number 2157321.

Apprehended person and the confiscated firearm were brought to Mainit Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and filing of appropriate case in court.

On October 15, 2009 around 8:00 in the morning, two pieces home made caliber.22 locally known as "Sumpak" without serial numbers were dropped at the Firearms Drop Box at Kitcharao Municipal Police Station and now in the custody of the police station for proper disposition.

Also, on October 16, 2009 around 7:00 in the morning, two units home made caliber.38 without serial numbers were dropped at the Firearms Drop Box placed at the Municipal Hall of Tubay, Agusan del Norte. Said firearms were brought to Tubay Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At around 8:00 in the morning, Santiago Municipal Police Station conducted retrieval of the Drop Box placed inside the Barangay Poblacion 1 Gymnasium, Santiago, Agusan del Norte and recovered one unit caliber.357 revolver Smith and Wesson brand with serial number 947082 and one unit home made shotgun. Recovered firearms were brought to Santiago Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At 9:00 in the morning at the Municipal Hall of Magallanes, Agusan del Norte, PSI Gaudioso Cajutol Jr together with Municipal Mayor Carlito Cumba recovered two units of caliber.22 paltik with defaced serial numbers. Recovered firearms were brought to Magallanes Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, at around 11:00 in the morning, one unit caliber.38 revolver home made without serial number was voluntarily surrendered to Buenavista Municipal Police Station by a certain person who requested anonymity. Said firearm is now in the custody of Buenavista Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At 4:30 in the afternoon, PSINSP Dionesio Pingos, OIC of Carmen Municipal Police Station together with Hon Raul Aparecio, SB member of said municipality retrieved one unit cal.22 smith and Wesson magnum revolver without serial number and one unit caliber.22 revolver Crosman Arms Co. also without serial number from the drop box of Unwanted Firearms which was placed at the Entrance of Rama Gymnasium of Carman, Agusan del Norte. Said Firearms are now in the custody of Carmen Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

PNP arrests wanted person

On October 15, 2009 at Barangay 1, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, a certain Spartus Ramirez Caspe, 22 years old, single and a resident of Barangay 2, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur was apprehended by elements of San Francisco Municipal Police Station led by PInsp. Elmer Reyea Azurez Jr. Deputy, Chief of Police by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Dante Luz Viacrusis, Executive Judge, RTC Branch 6, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur for a crime of Frustrated Homicide docketed under criminal case number 6682 with recommended bail bond of PhP24,000.00. Arrested person is now detained at the said Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

At around 6:00 in the morning of the same date, Personnel of Butuan City Police Station 2 headed by PSI Michael Bastes arrested Erwin Cuadra, 23 years old suspect, married and a resident of Purok-7, Barangay Limaha, Butuan City by virtue of WOA under Criminal Case number 13616 issued by Judge Eduardo S Casals of RTC branch 1, Libertad, Butuan City dated 16 September 2009 with NO BAIL BOND recommended.

The suspect was arrested at Pier 4 Mabolo, Cebu City who was charged for rape. Cuadra is now temporarily detained at Butuan City Police Station 2 Detention Cell for proper disposition.

Report on violation of RA 7610

A case of Acts of Lasciviousness and Physical Injury in relation to RA 7610 (Anti-Child Abuse Law) was filed to the City Prosecutor's Office against Emeliano "Bebot" Tan, of legal age, married and a resident of Purok Alugbati, Barangay Golden Ribbon, Butuan City.

Mr Felix Vergildo, a resident of Barangay Maguinda, Butuan City complained the suspect for victimizing his 17 year old daughter Mary (not her real name) on October 16, 2009. The case was filed around 10:30 in the morning of the same day docketed under IS number XIII-01-INV-095-02108.

Report on illegal drugs

Joint team from Buenavista Municipal Police Station led by PSINSP Artemio Suarez and PDEA headed by Joel B Plaza conducted buy-bust operation at Purok-1, Barangay 8, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte on October 16, 2009 at 7:15 in the evening, which resulted to the arrest of one Dani Diwat, of legal age and resident of said place.

Confiscated from his possession were one transparent heat sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu; Php 500.00 marked money and Php 100.00 bill believed to be proceeds from his illegal activities.

Arrested person is now under the custody of PDEA 13 for proper disposition. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga) [top]

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