Camp Gen Simeon A Ola, Legazpi City. With the relentless efforts of Police Regional Office 5 on Project Double Barrel Alpha to fully eradicate the proliferation of the illegal drugs in the region with the active partnership and support with its stakeholders, Punong Barangay of Sugod, Tiwi, Albay turned-over MOL 18 bricks of suspected cocaine to Bicol PNP.
Investigation disclosed that on December 18, 2016 (Sunday), 10:30 A.M. two (2) fishermen while on board a motorized banca found floating offshore a netfull of brick like items wrapped with brown packaging tape. Thereafter, the fishermen namely Manuel Comota and Razel Bragais, informed PB Teresita Cericos on their recovered items.
The personnel of Tiwi MPS led by PSINSP JAN KING S CALIPAY after verification of said report, immediately responded and proceeded to the said barangay. Then and there PB Cericos properly turned-over the recovered illegal drugs. Afterwhich, PSINSP CALIPAY accompanied PB Cericos and the fishermen to PSSUPT ANTONINO CIRUJALES, PD APPO, for subsequent turn-over of the recovered items to PCSUPT MELVIN RAMON G BUENAFE, RD, PRO5.
A press conference with the local media was immediately called upon by the Bicol PNP. The said items is now in the custody of the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 5 for laboratory examination.
PCSUPT BUENAFE,expresses its gratefulness to the fishermen and PB Cericos on their courageous actions in response to the PNP's campaign against illegal drugs. He further encourages everyone to continuously support their local policemen. ###
Bicol Region Against Drugs (BRAD)