- Fishermen from Quezon found high grade cocaine worth millions in the waters of Camarines Sur
- The cocaine was high-grade, as confirmed by laboratory tests done by the police
- The 27 packs of cocaine, weighing 1kg each are now kept in Quezon Police headquarters
Instead of fish, fishermen from Quezon province found high grade cocaine worth millions in the waters of Camarines Sur.
The President of the association of village chiefs in Perez, Quezon, Leonardo Reyes said four fishermen discovered 27 sealed packs, weighing one kilo each, when they opened a container they found while fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
The packs of cocaine were worth at least P200 million as estimated by the Police.
“When I was informed by the boat owner [about the fishermen’s discovery], I [instructed him] that the items be immediately surrendered to the police,” Reyes said in a story by The Inquirer.
It turned out that the substance was “high-grade” cocaine, as confirmed by laboratory tests done by the police.
The packs of cocaine are now being safely kept in Quezon police headquarters.
Earlier, in January 2018, PNP Region 5 also seized P125,000,000 worth of cocaine in Sorsogon.