CLOSE to P6 million worth of cocaine was seized by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) 7 of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 in Eastern Samar after a follow up operation on a drug raid held in Cebu.

The Cebu raid yielded 12 packs of cocaine but operatives conducted a follow-up operation where they seized one kilo of cocaine in Boro-ngan, Eastern Samar.

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Heads of PRO 7 refused to give details of the operations since PRO 7 Director Lani-o Nerez and officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency are scheduled to discuss them in a press conference today.

However, a source, who requested anonymity, told Sun.Star Super-balita that the RID 7 already arrested a poseur buyer during a buy bust in the pier area in Cebu City last Monday noon.

The team seized 12 packs of cocaine from the suspect.

One pack reportedly costs P60,000.

During the follow-up operation, however, the team failed to arrest a suspect since they only found one kilo of cocaine inside an empty hut.

The source of the drugs is reportedly in Bohol and a cousin, who is based in Samar, sells the stuff in Cebu.

“Alarming naman gud ni kay niadto pa ning Sinulog nagsugod na ang ilang pagbaligya dinhi sa Cebu (This is alarming already since they have been selling in Cebu since Sinulog,” the source said.

The buyers reportedly include a big-time drug pusher who conducts the transactions in popular night spots in Cebu City.

PDEA 8 Director Libay Ortiz, in an interview with Sun.Star Superbalita, said the sale of cocaine has gone up since the prices have gone down.

PDEA 8, which is based in Tacloban, has jurisdiction over Samar.

Ortiz said they have already seized 300 packs containing one kilo of cocaine each.