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4 kilos of cocaine seized in Quezon, fisherman arrested

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The Quezon Provincial Police seized four kilos of cocaine from a fisherman in Infanta, Quezon on Friday morning.

The suspect was identified as 48-year-old Aldrin Taharan. Based on initial investigation, Taharan was looking for foreign buyers to sell the cocaine in retail.

Authorities estimated the value of the cocaine to be over P21 million.

In April, Quezon fishermen intercepted 28 bricks of cocaine in the waters of Camarines Norte.  They also surrendered a container of liquid cocaine to authorities.

— Sherwin Culubong


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PDEA seizes P5-M worth of suspected ecstasy,cocaine from BGC hotel

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has seized over 2,700 pieces of suspected ecstasy and around 200 grams of suspected cocaine in Taguig City, Friday night (June 14).

PDEA operatives issued a search warrant against Domingo Tanyao Uy Jr. who availed and rented a safety deposit box located in a luxury hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Authorities estimates the 2,750 total pieces of suspected ecstasy are worth over P4.6 million while the 200 grams of suspected cocaine is worth P1.06 million.

They also seized 14 pieces of transparent plastic cartridge suspected to be used for dangerous drugs.

A case for Violation of Section 11 of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against Uy.

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P9-M worth of cocaine seized at NAIA

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Courtesy: Bureau of Customs

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities seized an estimated P9 million worth of cocaine from an Indonesian national who arrived from Qatar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Wednesday.

Agents of the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated the illegal drugs from the suspect who arrived from Doha aboard Qatar Airways at around 5 p.m.

The cocaine, weighing a total of 1.65 kilograms, was found hidden in a secret compartment of his suitcase.

PDEA said the suspect was held at the airport after random K-9 sweep and X-ray examination showed suspicious white powdery substance in the secret lining of his luggage.

Further chemical analysis confirmed that the substance brought by the passenger was cocaine.

The suspect is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

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P200 million worth of cocaine found floating off Sorsogon waters

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

P218 million worth of suspected cocaine was found floating off Gubat, Sorsogon waters by fishermen on Monday (May 27).

Based on the report Gubat Municipal Police Station, three fishermen netted 12 boxes of illegal drugs from the waters of Barangay Bagcacay.

Authorities suspected the 39 kilos of cocaine blocks were not intended for the Philippines.

“Halos lahat ng package ang lagay ay ‘BOX’ so maybe may mga pa-stored sila na iyon ang kanilang mga cocaine na orders na ide-deliver from somewhere else pero not intended for the Philippines, (All the packages has ‘BOX’ written on it so maybe they are made for storage and that those cocaine are orders to be delievred from somewhere else but not intended for the Philippine)” according to the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 Spokesperson PMaj. Malou Calubaquib.

The PNP Bicol region will turn over the blocks of cocaine to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

“Dadalhin pa siya sa Metro Manila for the schedule for destruction of illegal drugs kasi hindi naman siyang gagamitin as evidence so hindi siya itatago, iyong mga recovered so automatic for destruction iyan, (The [blocks of cocaine] will be delivered to Metro manila for the schedule for destruction of illegal drugs because it will not be used as evidence. They are all for automatic destruction)” Calubaquib said.

The national police lauded the cooperation of the three fishermen in Gubat, Sorsogon. They will be awarded on Monday (June 3) by the PNP-PRO 5.(with reports from Allan Manansala)

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