P4.7-M ‘weed’ destroyed

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, La Union — Operatives from the Police Regional Office 1 and other concerned agencies have destroyed almost P5 million worth of marijuana along the boundaries of this province and the province of Benguet.

The teams uprooted and destroyed P4.7 million worth of marijuana plants in two different plantation sites located along the boundaries of Sitio Nagawa and Sitio Nakneng in Barangay Caoayan, Sugpon, Ilocos Sur and Sitio Culiang, Barangay Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet.

PRO1 regional director P/Brig. Gen. John Chua said that a total of 20,500 fully grown marijuana plants and 5 kilograms of dried marijuana were uprooted from the plantation sites with a total land area of 3,280 square meters.

The operation was conducted by joint elements of RPDEU1, Regional Investigation Division, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1, Ilocos Sur 2nd PMFC, Sugpon MPS, Alilem MPS, PDEA RO1 and PDEA LUPPO.

Although no one was arrested, Chua said that the cultivators have been identified.

“The uprooting and destruction of these marijuana plants are already good feats. I am also glad that we have identified the cultivators here, in that way, their arrest would be made easier once warrants were already given,” Chua said.

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