PDEA Destroys P1.77 Billion Worth of Illegal Drugs

PDEA yesterday led the destruction of illegal and dangerous drugs at the Integrated Waste Management, Inc. (IWMI), Barangay Aguado in Trece Martirez City, Cavite.
The P1.77 billion-worth of illegal drugs composed of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, expired medicines all with a total of 400,356.25 grams and liquid shabu weighing 66,250 ml were all destroyed by authorities.  
“Majority of the burned shabu weighing 180,903.10 grams, were dug up in a beach resort in the far-flung area of Claveria, Cagayan last July 3, 2016,” said PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña, who led the destruction ceremony.
“We want the public to witness the destruction of dangerous drugs seized by drug enforcement officers in order to allay public apprehensions that these illicit substances are being reused, recycled or sold back in the streets,” Lapeña said, adding that the destruction of illegal drugs today was also his first only two weeks after he took over PDEA’s leadership.
Philippine National Police Chief, Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa, was the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the ceremony.
The PDEA chief also lauded the efforts of the different branches of Regional Trial Courts (RTCs) in the cities of Antipolo, Quezon, Makati, Pasay, Manila, Pasig, Parañaque, Taguig, Marikina, Valenzuela, Camiling, Tarlac, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Guagua, Pampanga, and San Fernando, Pampanga, for the expeditious prosecution and disposition of drug cases that led to the prompt destruction of these illegal drugs and substances no longer needed as evidence in court. 

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