PDEA Destroys ₱7.27 Billion Worth of Dangerous Drugs and Precursor Chemicals

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) destroyed dangerous drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) worth ₱7,273,125,331.09, December 20, 2022, at the Integrated Waste Management, Inc. (IWMI) facility in Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires City, Cavite.

The total amount of dangerous drugs with a total net weight of 1,426,477.49 grams and a total net volume of 101,811,553.20 milliliters comprise drug evidence seized from various anti-drug operations conducted by PDEA together with counterpart law enforcement and military units.

PDEA regularly conducts the destruction dangerous drugs in compliance with guidelines on the custody and disposition of seized dangerous drugs under Section 21, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 1, Series of 2002.

Representatives from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Local officials of Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires City, representatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other law enforcement agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs) and media partners together with key PDEA officials witnessed the said activity.

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