Manila, Dec. 12 -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Western Visayas (PDEA 6) destroyed illegal drugs and expired medicines worth PHP8.8 million on Thursday.

The PDEA 6, through its laboratory section's evidence custodian, has gathered drug evidence on decided cases from different courts all over the region, said Alex Tablate, its regional director, in an interview.

Evidence surrendered from courts included shabu with a total value of PHP7.1-million and marijuana worth PHP79,144.

"These drugs subject for destruction are (pieces of) evidence that for the meantime retained in the court and returned to us for destruction. What we recovered from the operations were included in the inventory," Tablate said.

The PDEA 6 again conducted...