Kalinga- Joint elements of Police Regional Office-Cordillera and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency discovered another plantation and destroyed worth P50 million of marijuana, during the 3-day operation under PDEA-CAR OPLAN: “LINIS BARANGAY XIII” and PNP OPLAN: “GREEN PEARL DELTA” by joint elements of Police Regional Office-Cordillera and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the mountainous area in Kalinga province.
Personnel from the PDEA-CAR Provincial Offices Kalinga and Apayao, PDEA RO1, PDEA RO2, PDEA 4B, were aided by Tinglayan Municipal Police Station, Kalinga Police Provincial Office, PDEU/ PIB, KPMFC 1st and 2nd COY, and RMFB 1503rd COY during the marijuana eradication operations in a mountainous barangay of Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga on a three-day operation on July 23-25, 2019.
A total of 18 Marijuana Plantation sites were discovered by the anti-narcotic operatives with a total land area of 1.83 hectares. 251, 500 pieces of fully grown MJ plants with a total market value of PHP 50, 300, 000.00 were uprooted and burned on-site.
Marijuana is the number 2 drugs of abuse while it is the highest number in conducted operations in Cordillera.
Despite cultivator efforts, we will strive to halt the cannabis growing sites throughout identified plantation areas in the region. PDEA and cooperating agencies said in a Facebook post.