THE continuous marijuana eradication campaign of the Police Regional Office (PRO)–Cordillera have reached P6 million including the recent uprooting of P944,000 worth of illegal drugs in Mountain Province and Benguet.
PRO–Cordillera Director R’win Pagkalinawan said police conducted eradication operation in the afternoon of February 27 at Sitio Tabrac, Barangay Anabel in Sadanga, Mountain Province.
Personnel from Mountain Province Police Office (MPPO) confiscated some 4.1 kilograms of marijuana bricks worth P420,000 and intercepted the two suspects on board a motorcycle while conducting checkpoint.
The suspects were identified as John John Salvador Corral, 27-year-old, graphic artist and a 17–year–old male, both from Antipolo City.
On the same date, joint operatives of the Kibungan Municipal Police Station (MPS), Provincial Investigation Bureau (PIB), Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), Provincial Mobile Force Command (PMFC), Benguet Provincial Police Office (BPPO) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEA) Cordillera discovered close to 1000 pieces of fully grown marijuana planted on a 200 square meter lot with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P200,000 at Sitio Lamagan, Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet.
On February 26, operatives from the Kapangan Municipal Police Station, PDEU, Benguet PIB, and PDEA Cordillera also uprooted 1,000 fully grown marijuana plants at a 100 square meter area with a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P200,000, at Alawin, Sagubo, Kapangan.
Pagkalinawan said more marijuana eradication operations will be conducted in the region in the following weeks.