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Engineer killed in illegal drugs ops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Joint operatives from San Francisco Municipal Police Office, Agusan del Sur Provincial Police Public Safety Command, and the 13th Caraga Regional Police Public Safety Battalion killed a 50-year old civil engineer who worked at the Municipality of Lapaz here after he allegedly fired ...

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Firearm, shabu seized in drug raid

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A firearm, ammunition, and five plastic sachets of suspected shabu estimated to be worth P100 thousand were seized from the rented room of a high-value target drug suspect in a Sunday afternoon raid in Barangay Agusan Pequeño, Butuan City conducted by joint Butuan ...

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Cop falls in buy-bust

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Operatives of the Surigao City Police Intelligence Division arrested a policeman assigned here in Caraga Region in a buy-bust operation in Purok 12, Sitio Kabalawan, Barangay San Juan, Surigao City last Friday. Senior Insp. Ernesto Marcos, Jr., who led the operation, identified the ...

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Suspected drug pushers arrested

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Thousands of pesos worth of suspected shabu contained in 13 plastic sachets were seized by authorities in Butuan City and in Tagbina town in Surigao del Sur province over the weekend in two separate anti-illegal drugs operations. On Dec. 3 here in Butuan ...

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Gov’t troops defying Duterte’s ceasefire, says Reds

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire last Aug. 21, the Armed Forces continued with its military offensives in villages in Caraga Region implementing its brutal anti-insurgency campaign dubbed Oplan Bayanihan, a spokespman of the New People’s Army-northeastern Mindanao Region (NPA-NEMR) ...

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Another minor busted in drug ops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A total of six persons suspected to be involved in illegal drugs, one of them a 15-year old girl allegedly live-in partner of the subject of the search warrant were arrested by joint operatives of the National Police and Drug Enforcement Agency Friday ...

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1 village official killed in Caraga region

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Two barangay kagawads, one in Barangay Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur was killed, while another in Barangay Sto. Niño, San Isidro, Surigao del Norte was arrested by authorities serving search warrants of an anti-illegal drugs operations. The twin incidents took place in ...

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Village alderman killed in buy-bust ops in Agsur

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — An incumbent barangay kagawad was killed in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG 13) and Bayugan City Police on Tuesday evening in Barangay Dagkutan, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur. CIDG-Caraga regional chief Supt. Agosto Daskeo identified the victim ...

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High value target pusher arrested in buy-bust

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A high value target suspected shabu pusher from Tomas Oppus town, Southern Leyte province staying in lodging houses here in Butuan City for transacting illegal drugs like a traveling salesman was arrested in a buy-bust operation by joint operatives of the Crime Investigation ...

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‘Vigilante-type’ killers strike anew

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Vigilante-type of killers have struck again in Caraga Region. This time killing a brother of a suspected shabu pusher who was earlier arrested by police in Placer, Surigao del Norte in July, this year. Placer Municipal Police office identified the victim as Julieto ...

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