TINGLAYAN, Kalinga – There will be no letup in the clearing of Tinglayan, Kalinga as joint anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera and local police conducted a marijuana eradication campaign yesterday that resulted to the burning of P2,038,000 worth of illegal weed.
The government troops were able to destroy five marijuana cultivation sites located in Barangay Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga, with a total land area of 1,080 square meters.
Authorities were able to torch 10,190 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants during the operation while no marijuana cultivator was arrested.
Cultivation of marijuana is prohibited under Republic Act Number 9165. Any cultivator, if found guilty, would be facing life imprisonment and a fine regardless of the quantity of marijuana planted.
By Dexter A. See