BAGUIO

P2-M marijuana torched; P350,000 worth of ‘shabu’ seized

AT LEAST P2 million worth of marijuana were torched in Kalinga, while P350,000 worth of “shabu” were confiscated in a drug bust by anti-narcotic agents in Baguio City.

Dominador Dagulo alias Doming, 41 years old of Irisan, Baguio was arrested together with Jesus dela Cruz, 34 years old of Rock Quarry after selling 10 sachets containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” to an undercover Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency–Cordillera operative.

PDEA recovered close to 50 grams of shabu with a street value of P350,000, the largest buy bust for this year by PDEA-Cordillera in a single operation.

The suspects are now temporarily detained at the PDEA-CAR jail facility pending the filing of appropriate cases for violation Republic Act Number 9165 or the "Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002" before the proper authorities.

In Kalinga, P2,038,000 worth of illegal weed was burned by joint PDEA agents and local police after the conduct of a marijuana eradication campaign in Tinglayan.

Government troops were able to destroy five marijuana cultivation sites located in Barangay Bugnay with a total land area of 1,080 square meters.

Authorities were able to torch 10,190 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants during the operation while no marijuana cultivator was arrested.

Cultivation of marijuana is prohibited under Republic Act Number 9165. Any cultivator, if found guilty, would be facing life imprisonment and a fine regardless of the quantity of marijuana planted.


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