CHAIN OF CUSTODY

CHAIN OF CUSTODY: Is “the duly recorded authorized movements and custody of seized drugs or controlled chemicals or plant sources of dangerous drugs or laboratory equipment of each stage, from the time of seizure/confiscation to receipt in the forensic laboratory to safekeeping to presentation in court for destruction.” (see also: People vs. Alivio, G.R. No. 177771, May 30, 2011).