Surigao del Norte (SDN)– Local police arrested one wanted person and one suspect in a buy-bust operation in separate operations yesterday, March 3, 2021.
Provincial Director (PD) Police Colonel NOEL C ESPINOZA identified the persons as Marina B Pacomoes, 58 years old, teacher, a resident of Brgy. Lower Libas, Tagana-an, SDN and Reno P Lanote, 31 years old, gasoline vendor, and a resident of Purok-3, Brgy. Poctoy, Surigao City.
Pacomes was apprehended by Taganaan Municipal Police Station for the crime of five counts of Unjust Vexation by virtue of Bench Warrant issued by 10th Judicial Region Branch 30, Surigao City dated February 5, 2021 with no bail bond.
Meanwhile, in a Joint Operation of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group 13 – Surigao del Norte PFU, Provincial Intelligence Branch and Surigao City Police Station in coordination with Surigao Del Norte Police Provincial Office conducted buy-bust operation on anti-illegal trading of petroleum products in consonance with the CIDG Flagship Project “Oplan Ligas” that resulted to the arrest of LANOTE. While his cohort Alberto Patan, owner of the store is at large.
Confiscated items were the following: Genuine 500 peso bill , improvised funnel, eight liters of diesel fuel, 21 liters of gasoline fuel, four pieces plastic drums containing an estimated of 210 liters each of diesel fuel with an estimated total of more or less Php 50, 000.00.
“Our anti-criminality campaign against lawless elements will ensure the safety and security of the community,” PD Espinoza ended.