PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Palawan District is thankful to residents, who care enough by not tolerating the spread of illicit drugs.
This as the PCG reported that the purser of a motorboat in Coron, northern Palawan turned-over on March 10 a sachet of shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) and other drug paraphernalia to their station in Coron.
Estimated to be worth Php30,000, a report obtained by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Tuesday claimed purser Ramily Huyo-A of M/B Bunso, reportedly approached the pre-departure inspection (PDI) of the PCG in the said town and handed a plastic that was given to him by an unidentified person.
Huyo-A accordingly sought the assistance of the Vessel Safety Inspection (VSI) team to open the cellophane that was handed to him.
Upon investigation, the purser said the unidentified man told him that the cellophane will be received by a consignee in El Nido, who was allegedly a certain Roel Caabay.
The report furthered that upon inspection of the PCG team, it discovered two heat sealed transparent sachets with crystalline substance; four pieces of small funnel tubes; a piece of cotton ball; slit of paper; seven pieces of Kopiko coffee; yellow plastic tube, and three pieces of Nescafe instant coffee.