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PDEA destroys over P4B worth of illegal drugs

More than P4 billion worth of confiscated illegal drugs were destroyed in Trece Martires City, Cavite on Thursday, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

In a statement, the PDEA said the 700 kilograms of dangerous drugs worth P4,154,802,996.83 were incinerated at the facility of the Integrated Waste Management, Inc.

These dangerous drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) were evidence seized from different operations conducted by the PDEA and other law enforcement agencies.

The following are the pieces of drug evidence destroyed with their estimated value:

601,447.0994 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or shabu worth P4,089,840,275.92

110,694.1323 grams of Marijuana worth P13,283,295.88

6.2800 grams of Cocaine worth P33,284.00

12,974.6666 grams of MDMA or Ecstasy worth P51,534,890.70

32.5200 grams of Meth+Ephedrine worth P111,218.40

343.4410 grams of Codeine

0.0200 grams of Ephedrine worth P6.91

0.3500 grams of Phentermine worth P25.03

177.5000 milliliters of Liquid Marijuana

“The pieces of drug evidence were destroyed through thermal decomposition or thermolysis,” the PDEA said.

“Exposed to temperatures of over 1,000 degrees centigrade, all dangerous drugs are completely decomposed or broken down and are impossible to reconstitute,” it added.

The PDEA said it oversees the destruction of all seized dangerous drugs in compliance with Section 21, Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 1, Series of 2002.

Representatives from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, local officials of Barangay Aguado, representatives from the Philippine National Police, other law enforcement agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) were present during the activity, the PDEA said. —VAL, GMA Integrated News