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P90M marijuana seized in Kalinga

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Authorities seized and destroyed some P90 million worth of marijuana during a two-day operation in Tinglayan, Kalinga, police reported Thursday.

The stash was seized during raids on six plantation sites in Brgys. Loccong and Butbut Proper on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a report from the Cordillera regional police.

Police and members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency eradicated 280,000 pieces of fully-grown marijuana worth P56 million and recovered 150 kilos, or worth P18 million, of dried marijuana leaves in Loccong, the report said.

In Butbut Proper, they eradicated 80,000 more fully-grown marijuana worth P16 million, it said.

All seized plants were uprooted and destroyed on-site. Investigation is ongoing to identify the possible cultivators, police said.

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