Police raid marijuana plantation in Isabela-A A +A
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Philippine National Police (PNP) scored heavily in its battle against illegal drugs after authorities raided a marijuana plantation in the province of Isabela last.
The PNP Police Regional Office 2 said 1,500 fully grown marijuana plants including seedlings were uprooted in the mountainous area of Sitio Idag, Brgy Minagbag, Quezon on September 5.
Police Chief Superintendent Rodrigo de Gracia, Cagayan Valley police regional director, said that on the day before the operation, the existence of fully grown marijuana plants on the raided area was validated by the Quezon Police Station.
De Gracia added that the PNP has previously uprooted the same marijuana plantation in two different operations last June.
“The (Cagayan) Valley Cops will not stop until the region is cleared from the menace of drugs,” de Gracia said.
Last month, the PNP also raided a marijuana plantation in Cagayan Valley’s mountainous neighbor region.
Authorities uprooted 4,000 fully grown marijuana plants in Tulludan, Tinoc, Ifugao on August 27.
The 1,000-square meter marijuana plantation raided has an estimated value of P800,000.
Last July, the PNP reported that P1.788-billion worth of illegal drugs were confiscated in the first half of 2012 after 4, 211 separate anti-drug operations were conducted across the country.(Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)