(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 06 August 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL STORM MIRINAE (FORMERLY GORIO) LOCATION: 975 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.8°N, 130.2°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 75 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 90 KM/H MOVEMENT: EASTWARD AT 15 KM/H TROPICAL STORM LUPIT LOCATION: 580 KM WEST NORTHWEST OF ITBAYAT, BATANES (24.3°N, 117.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 75 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 90 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTH NORTHEASTWARD SLOWLY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM NIDA LOCATION: 3045 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (34.6°N, 148.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 80 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTH NORTHEASTWARD AT 20 KM/H TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,795 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (30.5°N, 136.2°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 20 KM/H Caraga Region will have Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Thursday, June 10, 2021

Caraga drug bust nets pushers, 54k worth of suspected shabu seized 


By PRO-13


BUTUAN CITY, June 10 -- Authorities seized a total of Php54,280 of suspected shabu and arrested two individuals in a separate buy-bust operation in Cabadbaran City and Surigao City in two days operation.

Police Brigadier General Romeo M. Caramat, Jr., Regional Director of Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 identified the arrested suspect as Junnel Bantilan Edradan, alias Jun, 26 years old, male, single, jobless, and resident of Purok 2, Sitio Lumaban, Barangay Rizal, Surigao City. Edradan was listed as the Top 10 priority High-Value Individual (HVI) of Surigao del Norte.


Edradan was entrapped by joint personnel of Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), Surigao City Police Station, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group - Surigao del Norte Provincial Field Unit in Purok3, Barangay San Juan, Surigao City yesterday (June 9) around 7:00PM. 


Authorities confiscated during the operation were: gray sling bag containing Php500 bill marked money; black keypad mobile phone black; cash money amounting to Php150 in the different denomination; a small transparent plastic sachet containing a white crystalline substance of suspected shabu bought by the operative who acted as poseur-buyer with an estimated weight of 0.834 grams with a street price value of Php9, 841.2; and four pieces plastic sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 2.6 grams worth Php30,680.


On the other hand, another buy-bust operation was conducted by Cabadbaran City Police Station in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 13 with Pre-operation Control number 30003-062021-0057 on June 10 around 1:55AM which resulted in the arrest of Kevin John Arong Sasil, 24 years old, male, single, jobless, a resident of Purok-2, Brgy.1, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. 


Sasil was a drug surrenderee in his barangay in July 2015 and was listed in the former People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in Cabadbaran City.


Confiscated in the possession of Sasil during the operation were: 500-peso bill with serial number KW378610 held as marked money; cash money amounting to Php842 in different denominations; and two pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu with an estimated weight of two grams and an estimated Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) value of Php23,600.


The body search conducted on the arrested persons was witnessed by barangay officials, representatives from the media, and from the Department of Justice.


RD Caramat commended the operating troops for a job well done and said that PNP PRO13 will continue its unwavering efforts to eradicate all forms of illegal drugs within the region and will keep on reinvigorating its anti-criminality campaign. 


“These operations were done successfully with the active support of the community in the continuous implementation of anti-drug campaign of Caraga Police across the region,” he concluded. (PMaj. Dorothy M. Tumulak, PIO, PRO 13/PIA Caraga)