P1.5-M marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban

THE anti-narcotics personnel of Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) uprooted 3,824 fully-grown marijuana plants past 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, in the mountain village of Bayong, Balamban, Cebu.

Senior Inspector Deni Mari Pedrozo, the town police chief, said the plants have a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P1.5 million.

He said no cultivator was caught during the operation.

Operatives from Provincial Intelligence Branch led by Chief Inspector Christopher Rey Natnat and Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit led by Senior Inspector Alejandro Batobalonos also joined in the marijuana eradication.

Most of the plants were burned on site, while some were brought to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office-Central Visayas for examination. (KAL/SunStar Cebu)


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