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Cops nab marijuana cultivators in Lucena

/ 03:10 PM March 14, 2019

Authorities arrested two alleged cultivators of illegal marijuana plants in at a farm in Lucena City. Photo from Lucena PNP

LUCENA CITY – Authorities arrested two alleged cultivators of marijuana in this city Thursday morning, police said.

Anti-illegal drugs operatives swooped down on a farm located in Barangay (village) Gulang-Gulang at 8:40 a.m. and caught two of its workers, Allan Omanga and Michael Lavarro, while in the act of cultivating 12 marijuana plants, Supt. Reydante Ariza, Lucena police chief, said in a report.

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Investigators have yet to determine if the illegal activities of the suspects were known to the farm owners.

Police said the illegal activities of the suspects were reported to the authorities through police hotlines. Delfin T. Mallari Jr./lzb

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