P15M ‘floating’ cocaine found in Cagayan sea

March 22, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 186 views

FISHERMEN on Monday afternoon found three vacuum-sealed plastics containing a kilo of cocaine in the seawaters between the municipalities of Abulug and Ballesteros in Cagayan province, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) report said yesterday.

The fishermen immediately turned over the items to local barangay officials in Bgy. Sanja led by Erwin Lobas who in turn brought them to the Regional Highway Maritime Unit headquarters in Aparri for safekeeping, said PDEA chair, Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva.

The official said that a narcotics detection dog from the PDEA Regional Office 2 gave signals that the recovered items wrapped with packaging tapes and black rubber contained illegal drugs.

Villanueva said they have sought the assistance of the Police Regional Office 2 (PRO 2) headed by Brig. Gen. Steve B. Ludan in conducting a seaborne operation to recover similar contraband in the area with the help of local barangay officials and the community.