Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002

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The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 or Republic Act No. 9165 is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1858 and House Bill No. 4433. It was enacted and passed by the Senate of the Philippines and House of Representatives of the Philippines on May 30, 2002 and May 29, 2002, respectively. It was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on January 23, 2002.

This Act repealed the Republic Act No. 6425, otherwise known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972, as amended, and providing funds for its implementation. Under this Act, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) remains as the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in planning and formulation of policies and program on drug prevention and control.

It also created the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) under the Office of the President, which serves as the implementing arm of the DDB, shall be responsible for the efficient and effective enforcement of all the provisions on any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals as provided in this Act.

Article II Unlawful Acts and Penalties

• Section 4 –Importation of Dangerous Drugs –Penalty Life Imprisonment to death with fine of P500,000 to P10,000,000.

• Section 5 –Sale Trading, Admin Station, Dispensation, Delivery, Distribution

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