(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

High-value individuals busted in buy-bust ops in Surigao Norte town

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Claver Municipal Police Station, together with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), conducted a buy-bust operation which led to the arrest of the high-value individual (HVI) priority target in the Municipal Level at Purok-6, Brgy. Tayaga, Claver, Surigao del Norte on January 31.

Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office director PCol. Renato Mercado identified the suspect as Jason Samontina Zapanta, 31 years old, student, and a resident of Purok-6, Brgy. Tayaga, Claver.

During his apprehension, Zapanta attempted to flee, but failed, after noticing that he was dealing with a police officer who had disguised himself as a poseur buyer and threw away his cellphone and pouch containing the money from the transaction. No items were confiscated from his possession but joint operatives were able to retrieve several items during a search in the area such as one Android cellphone; one five hundred peso bill (marked money); four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 0.8 grams amounting to PhP9,440; one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu bought by the poseur buyer from the suspect, with an estimated weight of 0.1 grams amounting to PhP1,180; and one black pouch. A body search was also done in the presence of Brgy. Tayaga officials.
All confiscated items were brought to the authorities for documentation and proper disposition.

The arrested person was informed of the nature of his offense and was apprised of his Constitutional Rights under the Miranda Doctrine and Anti-Torture Law in the dialect known to him.

PCol. Mercado noted that these efforts are part of the law enforcements' dedication to carry out the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign amid a health crisis.

“This serves as a stern warning that despite the height of this pandemic, we will continue to strengthen our campaign against illegal drugs," the police official added. (PNP-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)