PNP destroys P21.5-M worth of marijuana plants in Kalinga
MANILA, Philippines — Fully grown marijuana plants worth P21.5 million were burned in three separate farms in Kalinga province, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported Wednesday.
The PNP said a total of 107,500 marijuana plants in an estimated 6,000-square meter land area were uprooted and burned on site.
PNP chief Guillermo Eleazar said the cannabis plantation sites were located in Barangay Loccong in the Tinglayan area.
The police said at least 37,500 plants in an estimated land area of 2,500-square meters with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of P7.5 million were burned in site 1.
Meanwhile, PNP said 30,000 marijuana plants from a 1,500-square meter land area amounting to P6 million were also uprooted in the second site while 40,000 plants in 2,000-square meter land area costing P8 million were destroyed in the third site.
Eleazar said the operation was conducted with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police and drug enforcement units from the province.
Reports, however, revealed that no cultivator was arrested during the operation. Faith Yuen Wei Ragasa, Inquirer trainee
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