P218 million worth of cocaine found floating off Sorsogon
MANILA, Philippines – Cocaine just keeps coming to Philippine waters.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Tuesday, May 28, that 12 boxes of the illegal substance were netted by fishermen in Barangay Bagacay in Gubat, Sorsogon, on Monday, May 27.
Police opened the boxes and found 39 blocks of the illegal substance, weighing around a kilogram each. The bricks were confirmed to be cocaine after testing, with cops pegging their total value at P218.4 million.
The boxes of cocaine were seen at around 2 pm on Monday by 3 fishermen who had set sail.
Bicol regional police on Tuesday called on the public to inform cops immediately if they see more suspicious packages floating near or to the shore.
The cocaine haul adds to P2.8 billion worth of cocaine retrieved from Philippine waters since 2009. Authorities believe they came from abandoned drug shipments in Latin America. – Rappler.com