P1-M illegal weed uprooted in Kibungan

KALINGA. Anti-narcotic agents uproot marijuana plants worth more than P5 million earlier this week in Tinglayan, Kalinga. In Kibungan, Benguet, authorities also eradicated 5,100 fully grown cannabis worth more than P1 million. (PDEA Cordillera photo)

ANTI-DRUG operatives eradicated 5,100 fully grown marijuana plants in two plantation sites in Kibungan, Benguet.

Police Colonel Lyndon Mencio, Benguet Provincial Police Office director, said that around 12:30 p.m., joint operating troops from Kibungan Municipal Police Station, Benguet Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit and Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit of Cordillera Administrative Region discovered two marijuana plantation sites in Tacadang proper.

The plantation site had an estimated land area of 1,020 square meters planted with P1,020,000 worth of marijuana.

No one was in the area when authorities found the plantation site.

The uprooted marijuana plants were destroyed on site, Mencio said.

Unlawful cultivation of marijuana is a violation of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002.


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