Gov. Cua belies drug links, lauds PNP shabu lab raid
NAGA CITY 11/28/16 (Bicol Standard) — “We are in full support [of this anti-drug] operation," Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua stated following the discovery of a drug laboratory in Barangay Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes.
|Gov. Joseph Cua|
Cua’s name was brought up in earlier reports as involved in the operation of the shabu lab, an issue he vehemently denies.
The provincial chief executive further thanked the authorities for discovering the drug lab, which, citing the authorities, he disclosed is part of a property belonging to a certain Atty. Olpiano Sarmiento.
The subleased property, which was used as a shabu laboratory, was disguised as a warehouse of plastic items.
"We have been to the area a while ago to check and the dummy plastic wares are still there,” he said.
“Initial reports say that the building was constructed one and a half to two years ago. The electric bill plummeted from a thousand to 50 thousand in March 2016 which points that it was operational during that period.”