P6.06 billion worth of dangerous drugs destroyed

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led by Director General Aaron Aquino destroyed PHP6.06 billion worth of dangerous drugs at the Integrated Waste Management, Inc. in Cavite.

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Also present during the event were Executive Director of the Dangerous Drugs Board Undersecretary Earl Saavedra, Philippine National Police representatives, and other PDEA officials.

“Destroyed through thermal decomposition were a total of 1,405,840.45 grams or 1.41 tons of drug evidence including methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy; 598 milliliters of liquid shabu, 1,126.20 milliliters of gamma butyrolactone; and 104.43 milliliters of lidocaine,” PNP said.

“Majority of illegal drugs destroyed were the 276 blocks or 331.066 kilograms of cocaine that were discovered floating in the different shorelines of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands,” it added.