Quezon police confirm 2nd brick as cocaine
LUCENA CITY – Police confirmed that the brick of white substance surrendered by a concerned citizen in Perez town in Quezon province on Tuesday was cocaine.
“Based from police crime laboratory examination, it was cocaine weighing 1.03 kilograms,” Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director, told the Inquirer Wednesday afternoon.
From the prevailing price of cocaine, the stash is worth P5.3 million in the street market.
The brick of cocaine, recovered by a 16-year old student in Perez facing Lamon Bay, was the second pack recovered by coastal residents along the shore and surrendered to authorities.
On Monday, another brick of confirmed cocaine weighing 1.01 kilo was also found along the coast of Mauban town also facing Lamon Bay in the Pacific Ocean.
De Guzman reiterated his appeal to fishers and coastal residents that if they find any suspicious-looking heavily packed brick, they should immediately surrender it to the nearest police station.
Citing police intelligence assessment, De Guzman maintained that the illegal drugs found in Quezon seas and shorelines “were not owned by local drug syndicates intended for the consumption of local drug users.”
“Unlike shabu, the price of cocaine is beyond the reach of ordinary Filipino drug users,” he explained.
He said the stash of cocaine found floating in Quezon seas and other parts of the country were part of huge contraband by foreign drug syndicates./lzb
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