Most wanted persons, drug peddler nab in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 27 – As the Police Regional Office (PRO)-13 continues to intensify its campaign against wanted persons and illegal drugs, the operatives were able to capture six wanted persons including the four most wanted persons and a drug peddler on November 25.

In the campaign against wanted persons, six were arrested by virtue of Warrants of Arrest issued by the local court during separate police operations. They were identified as follows:

Mark Niel M. Rosales, 27 years old, of Brgy.19, Poblacion, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental for rape and listed as Top 1 Most Wanted Person in Municipal Level with bail bond recommended amounting to Php120,000.

Jericho P. Cabatingan, 23 years old, of P-3 Brgy. 1, RTR, Agusan del Norte for carnapping and listed as Top 5 Most Wanted Person in Provincial Level with bail bond recommended amounting to P300,000.

Hurry S. Labiste, 42 years old, of Sitio Lambago, Brgy. Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City for violation of Republic Act No. 9262 also known as “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” with recommended bail bond fixed at P100,000.

Rodelyn C. Ruaya, 36 years, of P-3, Brgy. Bon-ot, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur for Violation of PD No. 1602 also known as Illegal Gambling and listed as Top 7 Most Wanted Person in Municipal Level with bail bond recommended amounting to P24,000.

Alfredo C. Fuentes, 38 years, of Brgy. Mabini, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte for resistance and disobedience to an agent of a person in authority with a recommended bail bond of P2,000.

Cristy A. Ortiz, 18 years old, of P-2, Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur and Relyn L. Agosto, 21 years old, of P-3, Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur for Violation of Republic Act No. 9271 also known as The Quarantine Act of 2004.

Meanwhile, Drug Enforcement Unit of Magallanes Municipal Police Station, Agusan Del Norte Police Provincial Office (ADNPPO), together with Provincial Intelligence Unit-ADNPPO and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga arrested John Laurence Frias Plaza, 22 years old, of Brgy. Soriano, Cabadbaran City through a buy-bust operation.

Confiscated from his possession were six sachets of suspected Shabu with an estimated weight of 3.5 grams with Dangerous Drug Board value of P41,300 and P500 marked money.

All arrested suspects are in police custody for proper disposition.

"The success of our police operations against wanted persons and illegal drugs has been sustained due to the support and cooperation of the public in our anti-criminality drive. There is no slowing down in our efforts to ensure public safety and internal security despite this pandemic," said Police Brigadier Gen. Romeo Caramat, Jr. (PRO-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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