PDEA destroys P12 million worth of illegal drugs

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 09 2018 06:45 PM | Updated as of Sep 04 2018 07:35 AM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 10 on Friday destroyed 7,000 grams of drug evidence from the region's trial courts. Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

ILIGAN CITY - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 10 on Friday destroyed around P12 million worth of illegal drugs.

The drugs, mainly shabu and marijuana weighing more than 7 kilos, were evidence linked to cases pending at the region's trial courts.

The illegal drugs were burned through a preheater facility in a cement plant here, which has a temperature of over 1,000 degrees Celsius. The facility manager said such heat level would not leave any residue.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 10 also destroyed expired drugs turned over by pharmacies. Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

PDEA Region 10 Director III Wilkins Villanueva said expired drugs turned over by pharmacies were also destroyed.