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Monday, July 14, 2008

Video of Subic shabu destruction

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday destroyed P5.3 billion worth of dangerous drugs, said to be the biggest shipment burned at the Integrated Waste Management, Inc. facility in Cavite.

Officials said the drugs, which weighed a total of 973 kilos, included shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride)—755 kg; marijuana—1.2kg; and opium poppy seeds—217 kg.

Majority of the burned drugs, which included the entrapped 755 kg shabu shipment at the Subic Freeport in May, were seized by drug enforcement agencies.

Others present in the destruction were Vicente Sotto III, chair of the Dangerous Drugs Board, Public Attorney’s Office Chief Persida Acosta, Trece Martires Mayor Melencio de Sagun, Assistant Secretary Ferdinand Cui of the Presidential Management Staff and US Drug Enforcement Agency Asst Country Attache Kent Marchant.

The photos and videos were taken by witnesses from various NGOs and LGUs such as Columban Parish, KABAYAN, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, SK and Barangay Official, Knights of Columbus, DX3UNA Radio Group and Bagumbayan Volunteers.

Sotto said the destruction of the drugs will wipe out the country’s reputation as a trans-shipment point of illegal drugs.”

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