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PDEA: Shabu floods Metro Manila streets; prices drop
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:10:19 PM »
PDEA: Shabu floods Metro Manila streets; prices drop
Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - October 10, 2018 - 12:00am

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/10/10/1858832/pdea-shabu-floods-metro-manila-streets-prices-drop

MANILA, Philippines — While prices of basic commodities have been rising, the cost of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu has dropped by more than a third as a ton of the drug that slipped into the country through magnetic lifters has “flooded” the streets of Metro Manila, according to the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

PDEA director general Aaron Aquino, in an interview with “The Chiefs” on Cignal TV’s OneNews, said shabu prices are now at their lowest at P1,600 to P2,000 per gram in the National Capital Region.

Shabu prices in Metro Manila peaked at P6,800 per gram at the height of the government’s war against illegal drugs, but prices have gone down as the P6.8-shabu shipment that made its way to a warehouse in Cavite is now circulating on the streets.

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