By Marie Tonette Marticio and Aaron Recuenco
TACLOBAN City – Over P51 million worth of suspected shabu was discovered by a local fisherman in the island town of Biri, Northern Samar on Saturday, August 10.
The fisherman reportedly stumbled upon three big transparent plastic bags that contain white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu.”
Brig. Gen. Dionardo Carlos, director of the Eastern Visayas regional police, said the illegal drugs were turned over on Saturday afternoon, immediately after it was discovered by a fisherman.
“Allegedly, he recovered the plastic bags at the coastal area of Sitio Pagul in Barangay Pio del Pilar in Biri,” said Carlos.
Three of the transparent plastic bags weighing about 2 kgs. each was sealed, while the 4th plastic weighing about 1.5 kilos, or a total of 7.5 kgs. was already opened.
They said its estimated street value is about 51 million pesos.
The suspected shabu was found along the shorelines of Sitio Pagul, Brgy. Pio Del Pilar of Biri Town.
Samples of the suspected shabu were already sent to the Crime Laboratory for analysis to confirm that the content was indeed shabu. The rest were kept as evidence.
This is the first time that big plastic sachets containing shabu was found floating in the province.
It was learned that since February last year, several bricks containing cocaine were found floating in the sea in Mindanao and some parts of Luzon.
The cocaine is believed to be part of a shipment that was supposed to be transported to Australia.
Carlos said they are conducting investigation to determine the source of the shabu found floating in Northern Samar.