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P50.3M marijuana burned in Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY –– Anti-narcotics operatives destroyed over P50.3 million worth of marijuana in 18 plantation sites in Kalinga province in a three-day operation.

About 251,500 marijuana plants were uprooted and burned from an aggregated 18,300-square meter area in Loccong village, Tinglayan town from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Cordillera.

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In a separate operation on Tuesday, authorities also burned 250 marijuana plants in a 50-sqm site at Palina village in Kibungan town, Benguet.

The operation was part of “Oplan Weed Wrecker,” a series of eradication campaign by the town’s police unit. The campaign started this year.

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Tinglayan and Kibungan are listed as top sources of marijuana plants in the region, supplying as far as the Visayas, according to PDEA-Cordillera.

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