Exam result on suspected ‘shabu’ found at slain Albay radio commentator shows negative, say PNP

Published July 21, 2018, 7:03 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Niño Luces

DARAGA, Albay – The examination result of 8 sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu” found at the blue sling bag beside the slain Albay radio commentator Joey M. Llana shows “negative” result, according to PNP Daraga.

Joey Llana (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Joey Llana

Superintendent Benito Dipad, Jr, chief of Daraga Municipal Police Station (MPS) said that based on initial laboratory examinations conducted by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 5 (RCLO5), the 8 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets, each containing white crystalline substance, believed to be “shabu” is negative for the presence of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride which was examined by Chief Inspector Idian Pabustan, Jr, a forensic chemist.

He also confirmed that based from the urine sample taken from the cadaver of the slain broadcaster gave negative result to the test for the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol Methamphetamine Metabolites, both dangerous drugs which were examined by the forensic chemist.

Dipad said that also based from Dactyloscopy Report as to the result of the post mortem fingerprint of Joey Llana from the recovered blue sling bag and 1 piece of green disposable lighter gave negative result for the presence of latent prints which were examined by SPO2 Rogelio Isidoro Laneza, Jr, a fingerprint examiner.

He added that the result of Paraffin examination also gave negative result to the test of the presence of nitrates which was also examined by Chief Inspector Idian Pabustan, Jr.

Dipad added that thorough investigation is still on-going, and continuously locating other possible witnesses to the crime and gather pieces of evidence that is probative value and subsequent filing of the appropriate charges in court, if evidence is warrant.

According to Chief Inspector Malu Calubaquib, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) the PNP will no longer deals with drug connections.

“Investigation will now concentrate to the person of interest considering his actuations. The last week of his life will be considered,” Calubaquib explained.