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P5.3M worth of suspected cocaine found floating off Surigao del Norte

/ 12:10 PM April 18, 2019
P5.3M worth of suspected cocaine found floating off Surigao del Norte

A block of suspected cocaine purportedly worth around P5.3 million was recovered by a fisherman in the waters of Sta. Monica, Surigao Del Norte on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Photo from Caraga police

MANILA, Philippines — A block of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of P5.3 million was discovered floating by a fisherman in the waters of Surigao del Norte on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The Caraga police reported Thursday the fisherman found the block of suspected illegal drugs at about 40 nautical miles off the municipality of Sta. Monica.

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According to police, the block of suspected cocaine weighs around a kilogram.

The recovered contraband is now under the custody of the Sta. Monica Municipal Police Station and will undergo laboratory testing to confirm if it is indeed cocaine, authorities said. /kga

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