Press Release


Buy Bust for Illegal Drugs One Arrested

Bongtud, Tandag City—Today, January 23, 2020, Tandag City Police Station personnel led by PLTCOL JEFFREY LAWRENCE D MAURICIO conducted a Buy-Bust operation under PDEA Pre-ops No. 30003-012020-0077 in Purok Manga, Brgy. San Agustin Norte, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur which resulted in the arrest of Dave Boy Ursales Cordovez, 23 years old, male, with live-in, 4th year college student of Surigao del Sur State University and a resident of Purok Papaya, Brgy. Salvacion, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. 

 The said operation was conducted in the presence of three (3) witnesses namely; Mrs. Teresa A. Agatin (DOJ representative), Ms. Kate C. Dedicatoria (Media representative) and Barangay Captain Rocky Rhoderick C. Acevedo (Elected Official representative).

 Suspect previously surrendered during the OPLAN Tokhang on July 8, 2016 and he was further charged with Violation of RA 10591 and Alarms & Scandals on September 4, 2018. He was being released after he pleaded guilty of the crime charge and availed for probation.

 Confiscated from the possession of the suspect are the following:

a. One (1) pc. small sachet of transparent heat-sealed cellophane containing white crystalline substance, believed to be shabu (Buy-Bust item) 

b. One (1) pc. One Thousand (1000) peso bill (Buy-Bust money) with Serial No. BF560346, marked with LBM in the forehead of Jose Abad Santos, found inside the black pouch that was being thrown by the subject upon arrest

c. One (1) pc. big sachet of transparent heat-sealed cellophane containing a suspected shabu, found from the black pouch that was being thrown by the subject upon arrest

d. Three (3) pcs. small elongated sachets of transparent heat-sealed cellophane containing a suspected shabu, found also from the same pouch, respectively 

e. One (1) pc. black pouch being thrown by the subject

Estimated total weight of the confiscated suspected shabu is 3.5 grams with an estimated market value of Forty-One Thousand Three Hundred Pesos (PHP 41,300.00).



February 6, 2020 at about 10:30AM, JOSEFINO A LANSANG (arrested), 57yr old, last2 operator, and resident of P6, Santa Juana, Tagbina, SDS was arrested by personnel of Tagbina MPS led by PMAJ EPHRAIM A MEGRENO, OIC after implementation of Search Warrant no 01-2020-T issued by Presiding Judge Hon. Vicente A. Dumbrigue, Jr. for violation of RA 10591 and viol of 9287 and confiscated from the possession and control of said suspect were one unit KG9 (submachine gun) cal 9mm, one pc magazine, 11pcs live ammos of 9mm, 4pcs live ammos of 12 gauge shotgun, assorted gambling parperlania and a cash money in different denomination amounting to 2,355.00 as bet money. Arrested suspect and the confiscated items after inventory and photographed were brought to Tagbina MPS for proper disposition. Lansang will be facing charges for Violation of RA 10591 and 9287. PMAJ MEGREÑO assures that PNP Tagbina will continue police operations against illegal possession of firearms to ensure the safety and security of all Tagbinanhons and will not tolerate this illegal gambling activities.