Quezon fisherman recovers another pack of suspected illegal drugs

/ 05:58 PM April 22, 2019

LUCENA CITY — Another pack of suspected illegal drugs was recovered in the island town of Panukulan in Quezon province, police said Monday.

In a report, Barangay (village) Matangkap chief Marcelo Potes said fisherman Allan Malballosa found one plastic sachet wrapped with black rubber containing suspected illegal drugs weighing at least one kilo while fishing in the area on April 20 at 3:20 p.m.


Malballosa surrendered the package to the local police. The item will be turned over to the police crime laboratory.

On Saturday, another sealed package that contained a white powdery substance was also found along the seashore of the nearby island town of Burdeos. Police confirmed Monday that the white powdery substance was high-grade cocaine.

Panukulan and Burdeos towns lie in the island of Polillo in the Pacific Ocean in the northern part of Quezon. Delfin T. Mallari Jr.

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