Police 8 says total
cocaine recovered in Eastern Samar is 103, valued at P515M
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY – A
total of 103 bricks of cocaine valued at P515 million have been
recovered through the joint efforts of various law enforcement
agencies of the government, Police Regional Office 8 Director Rey
It was learned that on
July 28, two residents of Eastern Samar surrendered 13 more kilos of
cocaine with an estimated street value of P65 million.
The two who were
identified as Renato Guimbaolibot and Yolanda Mondido, yielded nine
bricks and four bricks of cocaine, respectively, to joint elements of
AIDSOTF, Regional Intelligence Division, PDEA 8, K9 Team of the
Philippine Coast Guard and the Borongan Police Station among others
under the strict supervision of Director Lanada.
This brings to 69. 5
the number of cocaine bricks recovered by the joint team since the
start of Implementation Oplan Coke last July 8. This number is on top
of the 33 other bricks of cocaine seized last June 30 in
Thus, the total number
of cocaine bricks recovered by the joint team is about 103 valued at
The recovered cocaine
bricks are believe to be part of a cocaine shipment dumped by a
foreign vessel, F/B King Yue 1, sometime last December off Eastern
disclosed that the PNP is firmly implementing “Oplan Coke” in an
intensified campaign against illegal drugs.
“I am encouraging the
concerned citizens of Samar, through meetings and local media
interviews, to surrender, to report or give information about the
whereabouts of the cocaine bricks that were washed ashore in the coast
of Eastern Samar, lest they be arrested if they will be caught selling
any illegal drugs they have recovered,” Director Lanada said.
“The case that will be
filed against them in non-bailable,” the
PNP Director added.
Lañada informed that the PNP will be giving monetary award and a sack
of rice from PDEA 8, for every brick of cocaine turned over to PNP.