Dumped at sea: Marijuana haul found floating off Surigao coast

Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 02 2017 10:29 AM

Photo Courtesy: Tandag PNP

SURIGAO DEL SUR - Fishermen found at least 19 kilos of marijuana leaves inside a plastic container floating off the coast of Barangay Buenavista, Tandag City Wednesday afternoon.

Fishermen Edmar Ocat and Yong-yong Macarayo first spotted a big, blue plastic container containing the prohibited substance while they were on their way home from fishing.

Photo Courtesy: Tandag PNP

The marijuana haul, estimated to be worth around P1.04 million, has been turned over to the Tandag police.

Investigators are looking at the possibility that the marijuana leaves were dumped in the sea by someone who was fleeing authorities.

Photo Courtesy: Tandag PNP