Package with suspected cocaine worth P7M found by fisher in Palawan FILE PHOTO

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Authorities said they recovered on Tuesday a package containing P7 million worth of suspected cocaine found the day before by a fisherman in Rizal town in Palawan province.

Rizal police and Palawan Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) picked up the package containing suspected cocaine weighing about one kilogram at 9 a.m. in Barangay Taburi.

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A police report on Wednesday said that Rizal police were conducting seaborne patrol in the waters of Barangays Latud and Taburi, when they received information from Taburi councilor Annaliza Magdayao that a fisherman had found a package.

Rizal police chief Major Thirz Starky Timbancaya said in a statement that they had also asked the fisherman if there were marks on the package that could give them a hint on its origin “because it might have been dropped somewhere else and was just brought by waves to the area.”