Anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera, PDEA Region 1, PDEA Region 2, Philippine Army, and local police successfully torched marijuana worth P17,480,000 in simultaneous eradication drives in Kalinga over the weekend.
In Barangay Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga, law enforcers destroyed six marijuana cultivation sites planted with 40,000 fully-grown marijuana and 9,600 marijuana seedlings with a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P8,384,000.
Government troops, meanwhile, uprooted and burned over at Barangay Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, some 44,700 fully-grown marijuana and 3,900 marijuana seedlings sourced from nine plantation sites. The illegal hemp destroyed in Buscalan were valued by DDB at P9,096,000.
The anti-illegal drug operations came days after operatives set on fire some P2.04M worth of marijuana in Kibungan, Benguet.
PDEA-CAR will continue to monitor communities that were identified to be sources of the prohibited drug.
By Dexter A. See