By Glen S. Ramos
MATI City, Davao Oriental — Authorities of Mati City in Davao Oriental burned more than P7 million worth of illegal drugs seized in the Davao Region at the Balay Silangan Reformation Center, 701st Infantry Brigade, Sitio Magay, Barangay Don Martin Marundan on Oct. 28, 2021.
According to Nephi Noli Dimaandal, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI) spokesperson, a total of 793.695 grams of shabu worth P5,397,143 and 14,299.04 grams of marijuana worth P1,715,884.92, amounting to a total of P 7,113,027.92, were incinerated.
PDEA XI Chief Aileen Lovitos, together with Lt. Col. Deozar Almaza from Police Regional Office XI, led the burning of illegal drugs.
The destruction and burning of seized illegal drugs and non-drugs were also witnessed by Davao Oriental Governor Nelson L Dayanghirang including public and local officials from the offices of the Regional Trial Court, Department of Justice, Public Attorney’s Office, civil society group and media.