40 bricks of suspected cocaine found floating off Surigao del Norte
MANILA, Philippines – Forty bricks of suspected cocaine were found floating in the municipal waters of Burgos, Surigao del Norte, police said.
The Caraga regional police reported Monday that the suspected blocks of cocaine were found by fishermen in the area on Sunday at around 4:30 p.m.
The fishermen reported the discovery to authorities, prompting personnel of the Burgos municipal police to inspect the bricks of suspected illegal drugs, which were wrapped with fishnet.
According to police, the bricks had the same “Bugatti” markings as the ones recently recovered in Barangay Pacifico, San Isidro town in the same province.
The items were brought to the Burgos police station and will be turned over to the provincial crime laboratory office.
Police have yet to identify the weight and estimated value of the suspected cocaine. / gsg
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