P230-M worth of illegal drugs destroyed PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 October 2017 16:48

By RG Antonet Go

The Phiippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) destroyed a total of P230-million worth of illegal drugs and drug components yesterday morning at a canning company compound in Ayala.

The drugs represented more than 4 kilos of shabu; 97 kilos of ephedrine, a precursor chemical in manufacturing shabu; 388 grams of marijuana and 16,880 grams of aziridine.

The drugs were destroyed by means of burning in a boiler.  The activity was held inside Permex canning factory in barangay Ayala.

“Ang gagawin nating proceso ay ang pag sunog.  Susunugin natin ang mga seized drug evidence and other expired meds so that wala nang possibility na magamit o ma-recycle ito,” said Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-9 Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio.

Aspacio said that the drugs have been confiscated during drug operations in Zamboanga Peninsula since 2014.

The destruction process involves weighing, testing, and burning the contraband.  All three steps were done inside the canning factory.

This is the third destruction activity since 2013. (R. G. Antonet Go)