Fishermen find P6-M worth of cocaine in Basilan waters

Queenie Casimiro, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 23 2019 05:34 PM

Fishermen recovered around P6 million worth of cocaine in the waters of Mohammad Adjul in Basilan early Monday morning.

Police Colonel Rufino Inot, Basilan Provincial Police Director, said fishermen found the cocaine, which weighs a kilo, floating in the seas of Barangay Linuangan and Langil in in Mohammad Adjul.

Mohammad Adjul Mayor Ibrahim Ballaho believes the cocaine fell from one of the fishing vessels from China regularly passing through the area.

Authorities have called on other fishermen to immediately inform them should another package of cocaine be found in the area.