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P500,000 worth of smuggled controlled drugs for destruction: PNP



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MANILA – Half a million pesos worth of controlled drugs smuggled into the country will be destroyed, Philippine National Police said Sunday.

The PNP said its Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) on Friday took 35,343 tablets worth P534,297 from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport interagency drug interdiction task group.

Of this total, 26,170 tablets were in Diazepam (Valium) and 9,173 in Nitrazepam (Mogadon). Both have addictive properties and characteristics and are considered highly controlled drugs, the PNP said.

These were discovered through random parcel profiling and a sweeping K9 operation at a cargo center in Parañaque City, according to PDEG director Brig. Gen. Ronald Lee.

The parcel was shipped by “Muztaza and Brother” from Pakistan and delivered to International Medexchange Depot Inc. of Gov Camins Ave., Zamboanga City 7000 Philippines, Lee said.

In October, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered law enforcement agencies to destroy recovered illegal drugs to prevent recycling and resale.

Last Thursday, he told law enforcement and prosecutors to “never wait” in the fight against the narcotics trade despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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