When Republic Act 9165 known as Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 was enacted on 2002, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency was created. Accordingly, it also activated the PDEA Regional Offices.
The first Regional Director was PSSUPT GLENN DELA TORRE, DSC. Under his supervision were few PNP personnel who manned the office until the dispatch of the first batch of agents graduated from the PDEA Academy on March 2007. During this transition period, the office was lacking of personnel. Consequently, recruitment for the administrative/technical personnel and Drug Enforcement Officers started that same year to cover the required number of plantilla positions to serve its purpose to fully function as a law enforcement unit.
PDEA RO XIII used to occupy a small office space provided by the PNP RO XIII beside the HPG 13 Office. PSSUPT Dela Torre made a great deal of contribution in making PDEA RO XIII what it is today. Presently situated at Provincial Hospital Compound, Barangay Libertad Butuan City, CARAGA Region, it is one of the most spacious and striking regional offices in the country. PDEA RO XIII covers the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands Province and Butuan City as the capital and major city in the region.
A. Seizure of 410.8405 grams of Shabu
On March 9, 2014 SET Teams of PDEA RO XIII, PDEA Mindanao SWAT and Agusan Norte PPSC successfully implemented Search Warrant in Cabadbaran City which resulted to the seizure of 410.8405 grams of Shabu, placed inside plastic ice wrappers, the largest seizureof Shabu in the region so far. Three (3) arrested personalities during the said operation are presently detained in Agusan Norte Provincial Jail.
B. Jabbar Drug Group Leader Arrested
After months of hiding, Candi Panangilaan/Candi Sangcopan/Tatay Candi, Jabbar Drug Group member/brother of Jabbar Sangcopan, Drug Group Leader was arrested by the elements of PDEA RO XIII and PDEA Mindanao SWAT through Warrant of Arrest and Search Warrant on August 8, 2014 at Barangay Ong Yiu, Butuan City. Seized from his possession were 23.0729 grams of Shabu. Said drug personality is presently detained in Butuan Cityy Jail facility awaiting trial.
C. Seizure of 12.73 grams of shabu and several drug paraphernalia
Charles Manuel Cabrera Baltaza Alias ChumChum, Rene Cabrera Drug Group Member fell into the hands of PDEA RO XIII during the implementation of Search Warrant in his residence. Seized drug from his possession were 12.73 grams of shabu and several drug paraphernalia. He is facing charges for violation of Sections 11 and 12, Art. II of RA 9165.
D. Seizure of 12.73 grams of shabu and several drug paraphernalia
One of the operations conducted by joint elements of PDEA RO XIII, SDN SOTG, and SDN PPSC led to the killing of the suspects. On February 8, 2014 a Search Warrant was implemented at the house of Jameel Mamao y Ameril, Mamao Drug Group Member, located at Bernadette Village (Area), Brgy. Luna, Surigao City. Jameel and his two companions were neutralized and killed in an ensuing firefight for about 3 hours and 45 minutes. Seized from Jameel’s house were 254.8181 grams of shabu and several drug paraphernalia.