Authorities burn P904M worth of ‘shabu’ chemicals, lab tools

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MANILA, Philippines — Authorities from the Valenzuela City government and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday destroyed over P904 million worth of controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) and laboratory equipment used to produce crystal meth, locally known as shabu.

According to PDEA, specific shabu laboratory equipment that were incinerated at the Green Plant Management, Inc. (GPMI) facility in Barangay Punturin, Valenzuela City include:

Liquid Chemicals – 108,328,553.98
Solid Chemicals – 784,253,884.48
Laboratory Equipment – 11,720,895.00

PDEA chief Wilkins Villanueva said the burning of CPECs and laboratory tools was in “compliance…

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