May 22, 2024

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2 more cocaine bricks found in Cagayan waters

By Justine Rich Talusan

FISHERMEN on Tuesday found two more cocaine bricks floating in the waters off Aparri, Cagayan.

 The drugs that were wrapped in vacuum-sealed packs were recovered in the waters of Bgy. Fuga in Aparri past 10 a.m. last Tuesday.

 Authorities said the two cocaine bricks worth over P25 million also had the same “Columbian football team logo”  etched on three similar packages found floating in the seawaters between the municipalities of Abulug and Ballesteros on the same day.

 PDEA agents and the local police have partnered in locating more cocaine bricks believed to have been dumped by foreign smugglers near the area.

 The two law enforcement agencies have sought the help of local barangay officials and fishermen in quickly reporting suspected drugs they may have spotted floating in the waters or have drifted in the shorelines.

The three cocaine bricks wrapped in sealed plastic with packing tapes and black rubber and each weighing more than a kilo were earlier found floating off Cagayan and  tested positive for cocaine.

PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said the PNP and PDEA operatives are still continuing their search to recover the remaining illegal drugs still believed at sea or in the hands of some fisherfolks.