BY GERRY LEE GORIT
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Illegal drugs worth more than P14.145 million, and expired medicines, were destroyed by the Phil. Drug Enforcement Agency-10 (PDEA-10) on Friday, Dec. 3.
At the drug destruction ceremony, PDEA-10 said more than two kilos of “shabu” or crystal meth and marijuana, along with various expired medicines, were incinerated at the crematorium.
These drugs had already been presented as evidence in numerous drug cases in court, PDEA-10 said.
Jigger Montallana, PDEA-10 regional director, said the destruction of the illegal substances was to show that these drugs will not be “recycled” or resold.
This is to dispel the public notion that drugs will circulate back to the streets. This is to assure our public that the drugs that were confiscated are properly destroyed as mandated by law, Montallana added.