40 bricks of suspected cocaine found floating off Surigao del Norte  

/ 07:19 AM April 08, 2019
40 bricks of suspected cocaine found floating in Surigao del Norte

Photo courtesy of Police Regional Office 13

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

Photo courtesy of Police Regional Office 13

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Caraga, Cocaine, Drug war, Illegal drugs, PRO13, Surigao del Norte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.