Anti-drug agents destroy P230-M worth of drugs in Zamboanga

Leizl Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 26 2017 06:05 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY - At least P230 million worth of illegal drugs were destroyed by anti-drug operatives here, Thursday.

Sachets of shabu, marijuana, and other illegal substances were burned using the thermal facility of a sardines factory in Barangay Ayala.

Most of the narcotics were confiscated from parts of Zamboanga City. Some were also nabbed from Siasi, Sulu, and nearby provinces, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio said.

Aspacio assured the public that the method used to destroy the illegal drugs was not hazardous to health as a certain chemical was added before the substances were torched.