MANILA (Bernama) – The Philippines’ anti-narcotics agency on Tuesday destroyed 2.25 billion pesos (US$50.13 million) worth of dangerous drugs, Xinhua news agency reported.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Arturo Cacdac Jr said the 577,719.4 grammes of drugs were destroyed through thermal decomposition in a facility in northern Philippine province of Cavite.
The drugs consist of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, ephedrine, cocaine, marijuana, diazepam or Valium and expired medicines.
A report from the PDEA Laboratory Service shows shabu weighing 559,716.8 grammes constituted 99.5 per cent of total drugs destroyed.
Cacdac Jr said the latest drugs destroyed carried the highest value and gross weight since the agency’s haul of over 700 kilogrammes of drugs in May 2008.