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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1675 - AMENDING FURTHER Sec. 4 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6425, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 1972
the campaign against the manufacture and distribution of dangerous
drugs is one of the nation's primary concern in the fight against
criminality and lawlessness;
WHEREAS, the baneful effects of drug addiction, if not effectively checked, would undermine public order and the stability of the State; and
WHEREAS, there is urgent necessity to reinforce the drive against dangerous drugs by making "drug pushing" a capital offense.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the land do hereby order as follows:
Section 1.chanroblesnad Sec. 4 of Republic Act No. 6425 as amended, otherwise known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972, is hereby further amended to read as follows.
"Sec. 4.chanroblesnad Sale, Administration Delivery, Distribution and Transportation of prohibited Drug. � The penalty of life imprisonment to death and a fine ranging from twenty thousand to thirty thousand pesos shall be imposed upon any person who, unless authorized by law, shall sell, administer, deliver, give away to another, distribute, dispatch in transit or transport any prohibited drug, or shall act as a broker in any of such transactions. If the victim of the offense is a minor, or should a prohibited drug involved in any offense under this Section be the proximate cause of the death of a victim thereof, the maximum penalty herein provided shall be imposed."
Sec. 2.chanroblesnad This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 17th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty.
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