Php 866.5-M marijuana uprooted in Kalinga

Php 866.5-M marijuana uprooted in Kalinga

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — At least Php 866.5-million worth of fully-grown marijuana plants were uprooted and burned in a latest of a series of operations at Mt. Chumanchil, Loccong village in Tinglayan, Kalinga, anti-drug agents said Tuesday.

Juvenal Azurin, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera chief, said the Php 866.5-million destroyed marijuana plants were done with inter-agency teams from the PDEA-Cordillera and PDEA-Cagayan Valley, Kalinga provincial police and Tinglayan town police, Army’s 3rd Regional Public Safety Battalion, Mountain Province and Ifugao Provincial Safety Company members.

The latest marijuana eradication drive was done from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19.

The teams have recorded 4,332,500 fully-grown marijuana plants from 183,500-square-meter farm in the area. Villamor Visaya Jr/PNA/northboundasia.com