Ex-NBI chief linked to Virac shabu lab to be arraigned today

Atty. Isidoro
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MANILA (Bicol Standard) – Former Chief of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Region VII Atty. Augusto Eric Isidoro, who was linked to the mega shabu laboratory at Palta Small, Virac, Catanduanes, will be arraigned today at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 62, with Judge Selma Palacio Alaras as the presiding judge.

Isidoro is facing a criminal charge for violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, due to his alleged involvement in said drug lab.

Police reports said that the laboratory had the capacity to produce at least 100 million pesos’ worth of illegal drugs.

It will be recalled that this case was originally filed at the Virac Regional Trial Court, but was transferred to the Makati RTC upon request of the Department of Justice.

Isidoro is presently detained at the Makati City Jail.

Meanwhile, the other accused persons, namely Xian Xian Wang, Pido Bonito, Paolo Uy, and Jayson Uy, are still at large.

Lorenzo Piñera II, the caretaker of the property where the mega shabu lab was located, along with Paolo Uy, Jayson Uy, Paolo Palisoc, Phung Yuan Estorco, and Sheng Wang, will stand trial for Possession and Manufacture of Illegal Drugs.