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Catanduanes-bound: Aguirre sends prosecutors to probe Guv Cua in drug allegations

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Two Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors have been deployed to Virac, Catanduanes to help in the ongoing investigation over the supposed links of provincial officials in the illegal drug trade.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that the prosecutors will have arrived in Virac on Friday, December 2. Their presence were requested by Philippine National Police – Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) chief Sr. Supt. Alberto Ferro.

“We will be sending two prosecutors from DOJ. Humihingi ng assistance si PNP-AIDG chief Colonel Ferro,” he disclosed.

“Humingi ang PNP ng legal assistance sa investigation,” he said.

Last November 26, police raided a “mega-sized” shabu laboratory in Barangay Palta Small in Virac.

Aguirre admitted receiving reports that Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua, Virac Mayor Samuel Laynes, and NBI Regional Director Eric Isidoro were all involved in the operations of the drug lab.

“Iimbestigahan natin yan,” he vowed.