Rise of supply and demand of shabu in Boracay, says PDEA

April 23, 2013 12:41 am 

ILOILO CITY, Apr. 22 – The rise in the supply and demand of illegal drugs in the island resort of Boracay and other parts of the province of Aklan was noted with the influx of tourists this peak season.

While admitting that the supply of illegal drugs in the resort island is now in great demand, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 (PDEA-6) headed by regional director Atty. Ronnie Delicana would also intensify its campaign to at least minimize if not totally eradicate its rampant proliferation.

The PDEA-6 regional director said drug pushers now-a-days can’t easily be identified as they freely go around and mingle with the crowd under the guise as vacationing tourist.

He said these drug personalities could not easily be detected by authorities while transacting their illicit business with prospective clienteles.

Under the present trend, the PDEA could not determine if the price of illegal drugs particularly shabu also rises based on the law of supply and demand.

The PDEA regional official said that even foreigners are now fond of sniffing this highly prohibited stuff unlike in the past wherein they often feasted on marijuana as well as cocaine and ecstacy.

The PDEA official in the region also learned that modern day drug pushers also shifted their mode of transaction through the use of bank-to-bank facility in selling illegal drugs especially when the transaction involve big amount of cash.

With the rise in the supply of illegal drugs, the PDEA-6 also initiated a series of anti-illegal drug operation in close coordination with the Philippine National Police to curb illegal drugs or shabu in the province of Aklan and Boracay island off mainland Malay town.

Meanwhile, The PDEA-6 likewise issued stern warning relative to a reported adulteration of illegal drugs particularly shabu based on report that most of the supply is not pure without passing the quality control process. Thus, there’s a big risk on one’s health condition. (PNA)

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