P8.7-M marijuana plants burned in Kalinga anew


CAMP DANGWA, Benguet — More marijuana plants, worth some PHP8.7 million, have been uprooted and destroyed in Tinglayan, Kalinga, the Police Regional Office Cordillera (Procor) reported on Thursday.

Procor head Chief Supt. Edward Carranza said the anti-illegal drugs operations were conducted on May 8 in two marijuana plantations in Barangays Tulgao East and Tulgao West in Tinglayan, Kalinga.

In the operations, personnel of the Tinglayan Municipal Police Station, Provincial Mobile Force Company, Regional Mobile Force, and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Cordillera and Ilocos, uprooted a total of 43,050 fully grown marijuana plants and 3,000 marijuana seedlings.

Carranza, however, said that there were no suspects arrested during the operations.

He said the illegal drugs were burned on site. PNA-northboundasia.com