2 killed, 3 arrested during marijuana uprooting operation in Toledo City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two suspected marijuana cultivators were killed when they shoot it out with operatives conducting a marijuana uprooting operation in Sitio Kaloctogan, Barangay Pangamihan in Toledo City, around 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 18,…

Asturias raid: Two brgy dads, 2 brothers nabbed with 8 unlicensed guns

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two barangay councilors are among four men caught with 8 unlicensed firearms in Barangay Tag-amakan, Asturias town in northwestern Cebu during a Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) operation in…

Asturias bust: P816 shabu sends former female inmate back to jail

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It only took nearly five months after being released from jail and P816 worth of suspected shabu to send a former female inmate back to prison. This after police caught Gretchen Ortega, 32,…

Farmer-turned-tipster leads law enforcers to P8.7M marijuana plantations in Asturias

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A concerned citizen’s conscience led law enforcers to uproot over 20,000 fully grown marijuana stalks in Asturias town, northwest Cebu. Cops from the Cebu Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU), Provincial Police Office (CPPO), Provincial…

200 self-confessed users, drug peddlers surrender to police in Asturias

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/10/2016

ABOUT 200 people from Barangay San Roque Asturias town surrendered following the conduct of Oplan TokHang there Sunday morning. PO3 Milo Aventurado of the Asturias police precinct said most of them were unemployed. “They don’t have pending…

Shark meat sold in stall

Peter L. Romanillos 08/21/2014

Large slabs of white fish meat stood out in a roadside stall in Asturias town, midwest Cebu. The fresh catch turned out to be shark meat, possibly of thresher sharks, whose capture is banned in Cebu province.…

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