Additional blocks of cocaine were found along the shore of Lingig town in Surigao del Sur which weighed a total of at least 20 kilograms.
Sixteen blocks having an estimated value of around P100 million were now turned over to the Lingig Municipal Police by a fisherman named Jolan Basarde Pucot.
Lingig Police said Pucot discovered the 16 blocks to be suspected cocaine after he went fishing in the waters off Barangay Handamayan on Tuesday evening, April 30.
Pucot immediately turned over the coke blocks to the said police station and will be turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory for verification.
Since early February, police have stated over 100 kilograms of cocaine have been recovered from the country’s eastern shores.
These blocks of cocaine were discovered either floating in the waters or on the shores of Aurora, Quezon, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur in Luzon, down to the Dinagat group of islands in Caraga region, Davao Oriental, Surigao Del Norte, and Surigao Del Sur in Mindanao.