‘Adulterated’ illegal drugs swarm Iloilo City
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) has issued a warning on the proliferation of “adulterated” illegal drugs that are even more harmful to all drug users.
Paul Ledesma, officer-in-charge of PDEA-6 emphasized that adulterated drugs are usually mixed with “tawas” crystals (used as deodorant) or naphthalene balls (used as fumigant pesticide).
Ledesma said that these mixed substances are harmful and could lead to respiratory tract irritation, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the urine, jaundice, and kidney or liver damage.
Ledesma added that their latest buy bust operation in Zamora-Milleza only shows that the report is positive.
Six big plastic sachets of shabu were confiscated from the possession of suspected drug pusher Arsenio Gadian alias Dandan of the above-mentioned barangay.
Ledesma stressed that upon verification from the laboratory department, the confiscated plastic sachets of shabu contained “tawas” crystals.
He also said that the suspect is maintaining a drug den in the area.
Meanwhile, as classes are about to start this June, prices of illegal drugs remain on same market value.
Shabu ranges from P9,000 to P12,000 per gram, dried marijuana leaves from P8,000 to P9,000 per kilo while ecstasy already costs P1,500 each.
The PDEA6 regional director added that they had monitored several new faces of drug personalities operating in the region.