P6-M worth of cocaine found in Isabela shore

>> Tuesday, December 31, 2019

By Liezle Basa

DIVILACAN, Isabela -- Police recovered more or less one kilogram of cocaine with an estimated value of P 6 million along the shorelines here of Sitio Dituwangan, Barangay Bicobian, Divilacan on Dec.  22.
P/Col. Mariano Rodriguez, director of the Isabela Police Provincial Office, said that fishermen recovered one plastic bag wrapped in black rubberized plastic bag with brown packaging tape containing white compact powder substance placed inside a transparent plastic bag weighing more or less 1 kilogram while fishing along the shores of Bicobian.
The recovered item was immediately turned over to the personnel of Naval Intelligence and Security Group -Northern Luzon (NISG-NL).
Jomar Conception, chemist of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA RO2) confirmed that the item is cocaine.
Brig. Gen. Angelito A. Casimiro, RD PRO2, attributed to the good partnership between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the community, the successful recovery of the cocaine.
He commended PNP Isabela, the Philippine Navy stationed in Aurora, and PDEA RO2 for their vigilance and hard work.
In February 2018, a blue container with 18 tightly packed plastic bags of cocaine was found floating near Barangay Dipudo in Divilacan, Isabela by a fisherman who turned it over to authorities. The recovered items were confirmed to be cocaine with an estimated worth of P79 million.


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