15,000 grams of Cocaine seized in Davao City
Elements of the Philippine National Police led by PSSUPT RAMON APOLINARIO in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency led by PSSUPT ROYBEL SANCHEZ seized more or less 15,000 grams of high grade cocaine at Maersk reefer vans on simultaneous recovery on December 10 - 11, 2009 at Sasa Container Yard, Sasa Davao City.
PSUPT ALDEN DELVO, Chief of Police of the Sasa, Police Station, Davao City Police Office led the recovery of the 15,000 grams of cocaine. Police said that the The illegal drugs were discovered when reefer van technicians had been repairing the cooling unit of the van.
This is the first time Davao City, Philippines seized big volume of cocaine. Authorities said that Davao City is a transshipment point.
Mayor Rodrigo R Duterte of Davao City extended his gratitude to the operating units who successfully seized the illegal drugs. " Walang history dito ng cocaine, siguro mga ecstacy. Pero ganito in this number, mahirap, walang buyer yan dito (There’s no history of cocaine, maybe ecstacy. But with this number, it’s impossible, no buyer here),” Duterte said.