FORTY more blocks of cocaine were recovered in the shoreline of Barangay Pacifico, San Isidro, Surigao del Norte, in a follow-up operation by police after the recovery of 36 cocaine blocks on Tuesday last week.
On February 14, residents found 27 bricks of cocaine in the said barangay and on the following day, February 15, 13 more bricks were recovered.
The two operations yielded a total of 40 bricks, weighing 40 kilos with an estimated value of P212 million.
The total value of all bricks found is now at P457,125,000.
Police are looking at a possible drug syndicate behind the floating cocaine bricks in the shores of Surigao.
They are also investigating if the P5 million worth of cocaine found in the seas of Camarines Norte last February 11 have a connection to the cocaine found in the Surigao area.
“We urged the community to continue supporting the PNP especially in our intensified campaign against illegal drugs and criminality. The long arm of the law will surely catch the person/s or syndicate group behind the spread of this illegal substance,” Police Regional Director Gilberto DC Cruz said.