Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga-Following the discovery and subsequent turn-over of brick of suspected cocaine by a fisherman to police authorities in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija on February 23, 2019, another brick believed to be cocaine was found by a construction worker along the shoreline of Brgy. Reserva, Baler, Aurora on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at around 5:00 in the morning.
Ariel VALENZUELA y Gonzales, resident of Purok 3, Brgy. Reserva, Baler, Aurora handed over to barangay officials the brick wrapped in black rubber plastic labeled “Lexus” which he came across along the shoreline of Brgy. Reserva, Baler, Aurora.
Barangay officials immediately turned over to Aurora police said brick weighing more or less one (1) kilogram for proper disposition.
Suspected brick of cocaine was brought to Aurora Provincial Crime Laboratory for examination prior to the Confirmatory testing at the PNP Crime Laboratory in Camp Crame.
PRO3 Regional Director POLICE BRIGADIER GENERAL JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL gave directives to all police units particularly those on coastal areas to immediately conduct follow-up search operation and to coordinate with barangay officials for possible recovery of similar contrabands.
"I also urge our public to continuously support your police by reporting any suspicious items found in your areas and at the same time giving out any relevant information which might help us fight lawlessness especially our campaign against illegal drugs," P/BGEN CORONEL added.