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Two brothers suspected of drug pushing arrested

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Nearly half a million pesos worth of suspected shabu or about 37 grams were confiscated after serving search warrants in Purok 1, Barangay San Ignacio, this city at around 8:02 am Wednesday morning. Reports from Police Regional Office 13 information office show that ...

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6 girls rescued from human trafficking in Butuan city

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Authorities rescued six females, most of them minors, from suspected prostitution dens and human trafficking here recently. Erlinda Mordeno, 64, aunt of one of the minor victims and Jean Sagabin, 24, cousin of another minor victim [the victims do not have the same ...

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P4.67-m shabu seized in Caraga Region

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Joint operatives of the police and military under the Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion confiscated a total of P4.67 million worth of suspected shabu on Oct. 5 morning at about 7:20 am in Barangay Consuelo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. The haul of illegal drugs ...

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Digong lashes at Leila anew

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent LIBERTAD, BUTUAN City — Talking to police here Thursday, President Rodrigo Duterte again insisted Senator Leila de Lima’s alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Duterte was in town to give awards to officials and units of the Police Regional ...

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‘Vigilantes’ kill 3 anew in Butuan

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Vigilante-style killings have struck this city again killing at least three drug suspects and seriously wounding another in three separate incidents here on Monday. All attacks were executed through the same modus operandi –– gunmen riding in tandem. At about noon on Oct. ...

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Awol cop falls in buy-bust operation

BUTUAN City — An absent without leave (Awol) member of National Police here in Caraga Region was arrested in a buy-bust operation by a joint team of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Butuan City Police on Monday afternoon at Felipe St., Luz Village, Barangay Bayanihan, here. CIDG-Caraga Chief ...

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Former Tokhang responder killed

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The ever elusive vigilante gunmen have struck again. This time killing a former Tokhang responder and seriously wounding another at the heart of the city at the corner of Villa Fidelina Commercial Complex, Ochoa Avenue on Sunday. Report from the City Police Central ...

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Two women fall in buy-bust ops

BUTUAN City — Two women suspected of selling shabu and a “high value target” were arrested in two separate buy-bust operations by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and this city’s Police Station 2 on Friday in Barangays Port Poyohon and Agusan Piqueño here. According to ...

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Early dawn fire razes 37 houses in Butuan city

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — An early morning fire on Saturday burned down 37 houses in Barangay Baan, this city. Authorities said the fire started on Friday late evening. Fire Officer 1 Benjie Escobido of the city’s Bureau of Fire Protection estimated the damages to be at about ...

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Former Army, drug suspect killed in shabu raid in Agusan

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A former member of the Armed Forces who was already in police drug watch list and another drug personality were killed in shabu raids Friday evening in Rosario, Agusan del Sur. Rosario town Chief of Police, Senior Insp. Christopher Q. Viajar identified the ...

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