P6.1-M marijuana plants burned in Benguet

Published April 3, 2021, 4:21 PM

by Zaldy Comanda

KIBUNGAN, Benguet – More than P6-million worth of marijuana plants and dried stalks were destroyed during a single-day operation by the Benguet police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here.

 Benguet Provincial Police director Police Col. Reynaldo Pasiwen said the operatives discovered a marijuana plantation in a communal land in Sitio Kilong, Poblacion, this town, through information from a concerned citizen.

The operating teams uprooted and burned about 600 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated value of P120,000 in a 120-square meter lot.

Moreover, about 50 kilos of marijuana stalks worth around P6 million were found in the adjacent area. They were also burned on site.

Police are conducting investigation to identify the cultivators of the weeds.

 
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