Connect with us

Nation

Cocaine is it!

Published

on

Count this as another blow to the illegal narcotics smugglers.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday confirmed that the brick containing white crystalline granules fished from the waters off Baras town in Catanduanes province on Thursday was definitely cocaine.

Bicol police spokesman Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib said results of laboratory tests conducted by the PDEA revealed that the floating brick found by fisherman John Anthony Tabinas, 27, was indeed the prohibited substance.

PDEA chemist Abegail Miranda said in her report that her qualitative examination gave a positive result for the presence of cocaine with a net weight of 1,011.4 grams.

The find followed a series of recovery of blocks of cocaine off the shores of the provinces of Quezon and Bicol during the past few months.

While, PDEA acting regional director Christian Frivaldo said they were still validating whether the blocks of cocaine found previously in waters off Camarines Norte, Sorsogon and Catanduanes came from the same source.

Advertisement

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Advertisement
Advertisement