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P7 MILLION WORTH OF ILLEGAL DRUGS BURNED IN BUTUAN CITY
BUTUAN CITY – The 1,044 grams of shabu and 89.36 grams of marijuana were destroyed on October 15, Thursday, in Butuan City, headed by the 402nd Brigade Philippine Army. The officials from PNP, AFP, PDEA, other agencies, and media were present during the disposal.
The discarded illegal drugs and paraphernalia were confiscated since 2015 and have a total worth of 7,114,061.44 pesos.
According to the Regional Director of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Aileen Lovitos, the drugs burned had been turned over to the court and no longer needed as evidence.
Meanwhile, there are drugs left in the region waiting for the court’s order before the disposal.
RD Lovitos assured that no recycling anomaly happened with all the confiscated drugs in the region.
“Wala po talagang recycling ang nangyayari dahil that is covered with full papers. May mga recordings yung ginagawa natin,” RD Lovitos said.
(There’s really no recycling happening because that is covered with full papers. Whatever we are doing has recordings.)
PDEA Caraga plans to conduct a monthly burning of illegal drugs to have fast disposal of drugs that remained at the trial courts.
The said activity is part of the simultaneous destruction of illegal drugs conducted nationwide in accordance with the command of President Rodrigo Duterte to avoid recycling or reselling of illegal drugs.