PDEA-7 destroys P153M worth of illegal drugs 

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - CDN Digital | March 10,2021 - 03:27 PM
illegal drugs

Authorities from PDEA-7 conduct final inventory on the P152 million worth of illegal drugs they confiscated shortly before these were destroyed on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. | Photo courtesy of PDEA-7

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Illegal drugs worth around P153 million confiscated from various operations were destroyed on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) burned down 22 kilograms of metahemphatamine (locally known as shabu), 28 grams of marijuana, and 4,229 tablets, 2,074 capsules, 12 ampules of other illegal drugs including nubaine and party drugs. 

These prohibited substances were seized during PDEA-7’s recent operations, including the one last October 2020, wherein agents and police confiscated 21 kilograms of shabu during a raid in Lapu-Lapu City. 

The tablets of party drugs, on the other hand, were seized from unclaimed parcels in Mandaue City, said Levi Ortiz, director of PDEA-7. 

Ortiz said Wednesday’s destruction of illegal drugs was the largest to take place under his leadership. 

“Atong gipakita sa katawhan na seryoso ang atong campaign sa druga. Wala tay gitagoan. Wala ta anang mga recycling or whatever na mga illegal na activities,” said Ortiz. 

(We want to show to the public that we are serious in our campaign illegal drugs. We are not hiding anything. We never recycle these drugs and other illegal activities.) 

The PDEA-7 top official also said the court granted them clearance to destroy the drugs, which were used as evidence on cases filed against drug suspects they arrested.

“Ang atoa kung naa tay ebidensya unya naa tay Court order ato na sunogon ang ebidensya,” added Ortiz. 

(What we do is that when he have evidences at hand, and we get a Court order, we burn them.) 

In the meantime, Ortiz said another disposal activity is expected as PDEA-7 is also processing documents for seized marijuana. 

/bmjo

Read: PDEA-7 burns P12M illegal drugs

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: illegal drugs, Levi Ortiz, metahemphatamine, PDEA-7, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas, shabu

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.