DAVAO CITY—Over P2 million worth of confiscated illegal drugs was burned by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 in Davao City on Monday afternoon to show support for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against prohibited substances.
The destroyed drugs consisted of 170.2625 grams of shabu, 17,007.85 grams of marijuana and 5.97 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, for a total street value of P2.163 million.
According to PDEA 11 spokesperson Noli Dimaandal, the burned drugs were confiscated from the 157 drug operations in the city.
PDEA 11 Director Adzhar Albani said that efforts have been made to comply with Duterte’s six-month deadline in suppressing illegal drugs.
“The burning has been part of our routine since 2002 and also an effort to show to the incoming president that we are with him on his campaign against illegal drugs,” Albani said.
He added that the burning belies allegations that the PDEA recycles the drugs it has confiscated.