PDEA-7 Seized P2.8 Worth of Illegal Drugs Found in Mandaue Post Office
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 7 (PDEA-7) Central Visayas seized at least P2.3 million worth of illegal drugs in Mandaue City Post Office.
Based on the report of the Philippine News Agency, PDEA-7 regional director, Levi Ortiz, said agents recovered the drugs from “undeliverable parcels” that were due to be disposed by the Philippine Postal Corporation based in Mandaue City.
The drugs seized were supposed to be shipped but consignees were allegedly fictitious names of pharmaceutical establishments. Agents could not locate them, along with the senders.
“The dangerous drugs, mostly regulated anti-depressants, and pain relievers were concealed in about 20 return-to-sender parcels, which were scheduled for disposal after the senders could no longer be located,” the agency said.
Police recovered 14 different dangerous drugs allegedly used by the individuals addicted to these types of anti-depressant drugs, said Ortiz. He said that drugs if abused can cause hallucinations and other harmful effects to the body.
Based on the report, the operatives confiscated 2,233 pieces of Onax; 1,759 pieces of Tramadol; 1,039 pieces Diazepam; 207 pieces of muscle relaxer Carisoprodol; 200 pieces of Lorazepam; 146 pieces of Clonazepam; 60 pieces of Zolpidem; 60 pieces of Methylphenidate; 59 pieces of Phenobarbital; 30 pieces of Temazepam; 28 pieces Alprazolam; 27 pieces of Lepica; and 15 pieces of Duromine.
Leia Alcantara, information officer at PDEA-7, said that the drugs were not properly declared as toys, souvenir items, and tools. The total estimated market value of confiscated drugs is PHP2,367,712.82.
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