MANILA, Philippines — Nearly P20-billion value of harmful medicine, managed precursors, and important chemical compounds have been destroyed on Thursday in Cavite province, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Company (PDEA) stated.
The PDEA stated it burned 3.7 tons of unlawful medicine — the most important amount destroyed to this point — value P19.9 billion. The prohibited narcotics have been seized throughout months-long operations carried out by the company together with counterpart regulation enforcement and navy items.
Among the many harmful medicine destroyed have been 2.7 tons of shabu (value P18.4 billion); greater than 300 kilos of marijuana (P36.8 million); over 407 kilos of cocaine (P2.1 million); and over 340 kilos of ecstasy (P1.3 million), amongst others, based on the consolidated report of PDEA Laboratory Service.
PDEA stated that the items of drug proof underwent thermal decomposition or thermolysis, which entails breaking down chemical compounds with large warmth.
“The destruction of the harmful medicine is in compliance with the rules set on the custody and disposition of seized harmful medicine below Part 21, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Complete Harmful Medication Act of 2002, and Harmful Medication Board Regulation No. 1, Collection of 2002,” the company stated in a press release.
Current through the burning of unlawful narcotics have been representatives from the Division of Justice, the Division of the Inside and Native Authorities, native officers of Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires Metropolis, and representatives from the Philippine Nationwide Police, amongst others.
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