Construction worker nabbed for selling gun, shabu possession

A 32-year-old construction worker was yielded a loaded gun and a sachet of shabu in a sting operation conducted by the Catanduanes police in Virac last week. The suspect was…

CA frees accused in drugs case over lacking witness testimony

For failure of the prosecution to present a key witness, the Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a Virac resident caught in possession of illegal drugs in his…

Virac couple gets 13 years in jail for 7 sachets of shabu

A couple from the capital town of Virac has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for possession of seven sachets of shabu found in a police search of their…

Virac LGU casual worker yields 8 sachets of shabu worth P340,000

A former drug surrenderee undergoing probation in Virac will certainly get a lengthy stay in jail after his arrest last week in a buy-bust operation, his second in almost eight…

CHR to charge Albay cops in 2019 “nanlaban” rubout case

Four police officers of the Daraga Municipal Police Station are facing an administrative charge in connection with the killing of three men, including the son of journalist Carmelo Rima, in…

SC acquits accused in Virac buy-bust due to police lapses

A Virac resident sentenced to life imprisonment in 2018 has been freed by the Supreme Court after it found lapses in the way the police handled the drug evidence. In…

Fisherman accused of 1,487 counts of rape now in jail

The fisherman accused of 1,487 counts of rape looked like any other man in handcuffs at the Hall of Justice in Virac where the police had brought him after his…

RTC junks case in Chinese cemetery anti-drug search

The Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed the illegal drugs possession case filed against a Virac man who allegedly yielded shabu in a house inside the Chinese cemetery last year.…

7 arrested in Pandan town for illegal fishing

Seven residents of Pandan were caught in the act of illegally fishing within the coastal waters of the town last week. A seaborne patrol of the Pandan police station led…

Abaca stripper nabbed for raping minor in Gigmoto

Gigmoto police operatives and personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team-Catanduanes last week arrested an abaca stripper, included in the list of wanted persons in the municipality, for allegedly…