TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led by Director General Wilkins Villanueva on Thursday destroyed a total of P5.36 billion worth of dangerous drugs here at Integrated Waste Management Incorporated in Barangay Aguado, January 20, 2022.
Destroyed through thermal decomposition were a total of 779,521 grams of shabu, 174,012 grams of marijuana, 3,150 grams of cocaine, 9,294 grams of ecstasy, 1,318 grams of meth, 90.75 liters of acetic anhydride and 1.876 liters of liquid marijuana, and other illegal drug chemicals with the total of 1,058,966 kilos.
Villanueva commended the efforts of different branches of Regional Trial Courts for the expeditious prosecution and disposition of drug cases that led to the prompt destruction of illegal drugs no longer needed as evidence in court.
Key officials of PDEA, representatives from the Philippine National Police, Department of Justice, Department of Interior and Local Government, and Non-government organizations (NGOs) witnessed the destruction program.
“Bagama’t nahihirap tayo dahil sa pandemic dulot ng Covid-19, gagawin ang lahat ng PDEA para malinis sa illegal na droga bago matapos ang termino sa June 2022.” Villanueva added more
Thermal decomposition is the process by which various compounds are broken down into single units by the application of heat at 1,000 centigrade wherein reconstruction of the substances is impossible.
The activity was made in compliance with the requirements of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No.1 series of 2002. With Alfred Dalizon