The local media and the criminal justice system

Last Dec. 2, 2021, through email and personal delivery, the Catanduanes Tribune received a letter addressed to the publisher-editor from Provincial Prosecutor Mary Jane L. Zantua. As the letter could…

Shabu suspects’ kin fall victim to extortion

A woman who posed as a prosecutor managed to swindle thousands of pesos from the families of several suspects arrested in recent anti-illegal drug operations. As of presstime, the Catanduanes…

PDEA, Virac police seize P408k shabu from couple in buy-bust

Police authorities seized its biggest haul of illegal drugs in the province so far this year, with a joint buy- bust operation last Monday afternoon (Nov. 22, 2021) yielding P408,000…

Student, 21, yields P340-k shabu in Virac buy-bust op

Twin criminal complaints have been filed against a college sophomore in Virac who was found in possession of P340,000 worth of shabu and marijuana during a buy-bust operation last week.…

Marijuana stash found in man’s eyeglass case

A police operation in San Andres last week led to the arrest of a new player in the illegal drug trade and the seizure of dried marijuana hidden inside an…

P340,000 worth of shabu
seized from Baras couple

A laborer and his fish vendor wife from Baras could earn a lengthy stay in prison if convicted of possession of shabu found in their home during a police search…

Two San Andres residents
convicted for illegal drugs

Lengthty prison terms and fines totaling P1.1 million were meted by the Regional Trial Court to two residents of San Andres for selling marijuana to an undercover police officer and…

Laborer yields shabu, gun
in police search of house

A long stay in jail plus heavy fines are in store for a Virac laborer who was found in possession of illegal drugs and a firearm during a court-ordered search…

Police lapses doom drug
charges vs. tricycle driver

A tricycle driver from Virac was freed last week after the Regional Trial Court junked illegal drugs charges against him due to inconsistencies in the testimony of a police officer…

Life term for man caught with 32 sachets of shabu

A resident of Virac who was arrested for possession of 32 sachets of shabu inside his home early this year has been meted life imprisonment by the Regional Trial Court.…