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P146M in marijuana burned in Kalinga

/ 08:01 PM August 15, 2019
P146M in marijuana burned in Kalinga

A joint operation of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Cordillera and police in Kalinga uncovered a marijuana plantation in the province. PHOTO FROM PDEA-CORDILLERA

BAGUIO CITY–Anti-narcotics agents on Thursday (Aug 15) burned more than 700,000 fully grown marijuana plants and 25 kilograms of dried marijuana leaves that they seized in a three-day operation in Kalinga province.

The operation was part of an inter-agency approach dubbed “Linis Barangay XIV” of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera and “Oplan Sherfan” of the Philippine National Police.

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Police said the seized fully grown plants and dried marijuana leaves were worth P146.6 million.

In a separate operation, two persons were arrested at a checkpoint in Mountain Province for carrying nearly 13 kg of dried marijuana leaves, estimated to be worth P1.5 million, according to PDEA-Cordillera.

Police arrested the two suspects inside a Baguio-bound bus. Karlston Lapniten/TSB

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