The reported discovery of three sachets containing crystalline substance recovered at the ante-room of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is confirmed to be shabu, according toÂ Â Bohol PNP Crime Laboratory Assistant Provincial Chief and forensic chemist, Police Inspector Jovani Dumayac Abregana.
AbreganaÂ toldÂ The ChronicleÂ the PNP Crime lab completed the test on the same day when the sachets were received by his office in the evening of July 15.Â He disclosed the sachets weighingÂ .034 grams is deposited at the laboratory.
The statement of the PNP Crime lab chemist confirmed the statement of City PNP Chief P/Supt. George Vale who sent his personnel to the Capitol to check the discovery of the sachets.
Vale, in a separate interview toldÂ The ChronicleÂ he saw no fuss nor controversy about the discovery since it was immediately brought to the crime lab at 6 o’clock in the evening on the same day it was found at the Capitol.
The three sachets of shabu was found by a janitorial staff of the Vice-Governorâ€™s Office, identified as one Virginia Tunan, at around 3 oâ€™clock in the afternoon on July 15, not on July 16.
It shows in the record that the three sachets of crystalline substance was received at the crime lab at 6:22 in the evening and the result came out at around 10 in the evening of the same day.
However, as of Friday last weekâ€”during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawiganâ€”the vice governor said they still had no update on the result of the crime lab test.
Tunan, said she was sweeping the floor when she found the three sachets of shabu placed inside a bigger cellophane sachet underneath the sofa inside the ante-room of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Tunan then turned it over to the chief of staff of the Vice-Governorâ€™s Office, Lawyer Filipina Piollo.
It was also learned justÂ MondayÂ that it was PO2 Ignacio Inojales of the Intelligence section of PNP-Tagbilaran station who conducted the inventory in front of Vice Governor Conching Lim, based on the inventory receipt.
During last Fridayâ€™s regular session of the SP, the vice governor said it was turned over to the PDEA. However, the Capitolâ€™s information armâ€”Effective Development Communication (EDCom)â€”corrected it onÂ MondayÂ in saying it was turned over directly to the crime lab.
This could be the reason that PDEA-Provincial Chief Jigger Juniller said they had not received any information about the incident, contrary to what the vice-governor said,
The discovery of the sachets got into the limelight after it tookÂ ProvincialÂ Â Board Member Dionisio Balite, a political arch rival of Vice-Gov. Lim, to reveal the shabu discovery during the last session of the provincial lawmakers which was already 23 days later.