P17.4-M marijuana seized, destroyed in Benguet, Kalinga

Published February 3, 2021, 3:46 PM

by Zaldy Comanda

CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Marijuana plants worth P17.4 million were seized and destroyed in eradication operations by the Police Regional Office-Cordillera from six plantations in Benguet and Kalinga recently.

Regional Information Officer Marnie Abellanida said the Benguet Provincial Police Office discovered 21,750 fully grown marijuana plants and 20 kilograms of dried marijuana stalks in Kibungan, Benguet with an estimated Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) value of P6.7 million.

Abellanida said 42,000 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated DDB value of P8.4 million were discovered and destroyed in Bakun, Benguet,

In Tinglayan, Kalinga, Abellanida said joint operatives of the Kalinga PPO and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region discovered 11,000 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated DDB value of P2.3 million.

Last month, PRO-Cordillera conducted 25 marijuana eradication operations in which 223,790 fully grown marijuana plants, 117.50 kilos of dried marijuana stalks, and 125 marijuana seedlings with a total DDB value of P58. 2 million were uprooted and burned.