37 blocks of co­caine found in Di­na­gat Is­land

Sun.Star Pampanga - - NATION! -

AU­THOR­I­TIES re­ceived early Fri­day dawn 37 blocks of co­caine re­cov­ered by a fish­er­men along the shores of Di­na­gat Islands in Caraga.

In a re­port reaching Camp Crame, a fisherman iden­ti­fied as Gonie Cu­rada sur­ren­dered the con­tra­bands at the Cag­di­nao Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion.

The fisherman found the co­caine in the shore in Purok 2, Barangay Pobla­cion on Tues­day af­ter­noon, Fe­bru­ary 12.

The po­lice said the blocks of co­caine were brought to the re­gional crime lab­o­ra­tory of­fice in Bu­tuan City for ex­am­i­na­tion.

Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice spokesper­son Senior Su­per­in­ten­dent Bernard Banac com­mended Cu­rada.

“The PNP com­mends the good deed of the fisherman for his ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion and vig­i­lance in mak­ing his com­mu­nity safe. The re­cov­ered items of co­caine were brought to Re­gional Crime Lab,” Banac said.

Banac said fol­low-up in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing, in­clud­ing the es­ti­mated value of the con­fis­cated il­le­gal drugs.

On Sun­day, two fish­er­men also found a block of co­caine wrapped in a brown pa­per bag along the waters off Barangay Sula, Vin­zons town in Ca­marines Norte.

The re­cov­ered il­le­gal drugs weighed 1,026.19 grams and had a street value of P5,438,807.

Banac said the con­nec­tion of the two re­cov­ered il­le­gal con­tra­bands will be part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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