P146M in marijuana burned in Kalinga
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.
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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