PRESS RELEASE – March 17, 2020 Campaign Against Illegal Logging

Personnel of Bacuag Municipal Police Station responded to a cellular phone call from 2nd SDN Provincial Mobile Force Company (led Unit) informing Bacuag Municipal Police Station that they intercepted a Ten Wheeler Fuso Truck during their checkpoint operation in Sitio Kugtong, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte.

The following suspects were apprehended for violation of PD 705 during the checkpoint operation in the aforementioned place were Mark Lester Bersosa Aliocod, 45, married, truck driver and Arnold Alim Boncales, 32, single, truck man/helper both residents of  Purok 4, Maloko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Initial investigation disclosed that the said truck is owned by Reynaldo A. Boncales with plate no. RNE 537, engine no. 6D40-209765, chassis no. FU410U-540857, CR no. 330466371, OR no. 1718694331.

Confiscated during checkpoint operation were the following:

  1. One Fuso ten wheeler truck worth One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 1, 800.000.00) ; and
  2. Assorted sizes of sawn lumbers locally known as “Red Lawaan“ with estimated volume of 10, 869.33 board feet with an estimated market value of Five Hundred Eleven Thousand Five Hundred Eighteen Pesos (Php 511, 518.00)

The confiscated sawn lumbers were immediately transmitted to the office of CENRO, DENR, Upper Libas, Taganaan, Surigao Del Norte for proper disposition.

Further, the two suspects and the ten wheeler truck are now under the custody of Bacuag Municipal Police Station for proper disposition of the case.

Report on Found Speed Boat

On March 16, 2020 around 3:30PM, Hon. Irish Savandal Navarro, 37 years old, female, Filipino, married, incumbent Barangay Captain and a resident of Dagohoy, Dapa, Surigao del Norte, reported at Dapa Municipal Police Station informing that one floating speed boat was found in the sea water of Barangay Daku, General Luna, Surigao del Norte on March 15, 2020 around 8:45AM.

Relative thereto, an investigation was then conducted wherein it revealed that in the morning of March 15, 2020, Mr. Nerito Gotostos and Mr. Angelito Libay, both of legal age, and residents of Barangay Dagohoy, Dapa, were fishing near Daku Island. Accordingly, they eventually saw a floating speed boat with its engine but no person was there. Due to it, they later decided to bring it to the office of the Barangay Captain for custody, which likewise prompted Barangay Captain Navarro to report the same to Dapa Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

The Speed Boat have the following descriptions, to wit: white hull with HIGHFIELD mark, Suzuki DF 15 engine, bearing engine no. 01503F-212688 and now in the custody of Barangay Captain Navarro.

Campaign against Wanted Person

On March 16, 2020 around 4:45PM in Purok 7, Barangay Day-asan, Surigao City, personnel of Surigao City Police Station, arrested Jeffrey Liza Cabusao, male, 25 years old, single, farmer, and Miguel Ampater Cabusao, male, 70 years old, married, farmer both residents of aforesaid place, by virtue of Warrant of Arrest dated February 13, 2020 issued by Presiding Judge Hon. Jacqueline J. Ongpauco-Cortel, RTC, 10th Judicial Region, Branch 29, Surigao City. Subjects were informed of their rights under Miranda Warning and Anti-Torture Act during the arrest.

The arrested persons were wanted for Murder docketed under Criminal Case No. 14013 with no bail recommended. Subjects were in the custody of Surigao City Police Station for proper disposition.

Updated: March 17, 2020 — 12:55 pm

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