CAR peace council says drug pushers ‘unacceptable’

Published June 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Aaron B. Recuenco

The Regional Peace and Order Council of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has approved a resolution declaring marijuana cultivators and drug pushers persona non grata (persons who are unacceptable or unwelcome) in the region, a police official said Saturday.

Brig. Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan (PNP Cordillera / MANILA BULLETIN)
Brig. Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan

Brig. Gen. R’Win Pagkalinawan, director of the CAR regional police, said the move was his proposal as part of the government’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

“It was unanimously approved,” said Pagkalinawan.

“This will lead the way for all the provinces/city, municipalities and barangays to follow suit and send chills to the spine of those who want to ply the drug trade in Cordillera,” he added.

Some areas in the region have one of the major sources of marijuana which is being sold to Metro Manila and various parts of the country.

Over the years, police forces in Quezon City would confiscate dried marijuana bricks coming from the Cordilleras. The marijuana bricks would then be transported in various parts of the country.

And over the years, police forces would always discover, uproot and burn marijuana plants but cultivation of marijuana plants appear to be unaffected by the raids.