The National Bureau of Investigation yesterday released the result of the toxicology report on two Pasay City concert victims examined by its medico-legal division.
In a press conference, Dr. Romel Papa, chief of the NBI-Behavioral Science Division, said one of the victims definitely died of a heart attack but the medico legal division found traces of MDMA methylene homolog and synthetic cathinone in the blood sample taken from the victim’s heart, brain, kidney, stomach, and liver.
He added that they found no traces of alcohol in the victim’s blood sample and they only found the presence of the synthetic drugs.
However, Papa said they cannot really ascertain the amount of drugs the victim has taken but they are sure that such chemical substance was present in the body. He also said it is still uncertain whether the heart attack was caused by drug overdose or underdose.
“We cannot really ascertain the amount of active ingredient is in one tablet so we cannot say whether it is underdosing or overdosing,” he said.
Papa said they were only allowed to reveal the contents of the report on one of the two victims. The family of the other victim has yet to give permission to the NBI to reveal the result of the report.
He added that they have yet to sit down and compare notes with their counterpart in the Philippine National Police which is also conducting a probe on the incident but said NBI is more than willing to do so. (Argyll Geducos)