MARIJUANA PLANTATION RAID YIELDS P45.9M WORTH OF PROHIBITED PLANTS

CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad Benguet – (JuNE 4, 2021) – Anti-illegal drug operatives foiled the possible entry to the black market of 12 sacks of dried marijuana leaves, seeds and stalks worth over 43.3 million pesos found at a hidden location in the mountains at Sitio Palwa, Sagpat, Kibungan, Benguet on June 4, 2021.

According to PCOL ELMER E RAGAY, Chief, Regional Intelligence Division, an operation was launched after intel operatives got wind of marijuana being cultivated in the area.

Operating troops from the Regional Intelligence Division (RID), Regional EOD and Canine Unit (RECU), PDEA-CAR and  Benguet PPO discovered two plantation sites where 12,950 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants worth P2.59M were uprooted and subsequently burned on-site.

While scouring adjacent areas for other possible plant sites, operatives found the 12 sacks of marijuana dried leaves, seeds and stalks which are ready for transport, and with total worth amounting to Php 43, 325,000 at a concealed area about 300 meters away from the plantations raided.

In total, Php 45,915,000.00 worth of the prohibited plant were destroyed during the one-day operations. (PROCOR-PIO)