PNP destroys P3 million worth of marijuana plants in Davao Del Sur
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday said that fully grown marijuana plants worth P3 million were destroyed in Davao Del Sur.
According to PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the destroyed marijuana consisted of 15,000 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants.
Eleazar said two clandestine marijuana farms were raided: 5,000 fully-grown marijuana plants with a value of P1 million were destroyed in the first site with a total estimated land area of 600 square meters planted, and the second site with total estimated land area of 1000 square meters planted with 10,000 fully grown marijuana plants estimate to be worth P2 million.
“I would like to commend all the police officers even our counterpart in the AFP involved in this successful operation. Patunay lamang ito na matatag ang ating inilatag na programang Intensified Cleanliness Policy upang matulungan ang komunidad na maging malinis sa iligal na droga at kriminalidad,” Eleazar said.
(This is just proof that our Intensified Cleanliness Policy program helps the community be clean from illegal drugs and crime.)
“Mas lalo pa nating paiigtingin ang ating kampanya sa ilegal na droga at operasyon sa marijuana eradication sa buong bansa at tuluyang mawakasan ang iligal ba pagtatanim at pagbebenta ng naturang halaman. Likewise, appropriate court charges awaits against identified weed cultivators” Eleazar added.
(We will further intensify our campaign against illegal drugs and marijuana eradication operations nationwide to finally end the illegal planting and sale of such plants. Likewise, appropriate court charges await identified weed cultivators.)
The PNP chief said that further investigation is underway to identify the cultivators while all marijuana plants were immediately uprooted and burned on site.
The eradication operation was conducted by the Special Operations Unit 11 of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group, Kiblawan Mobile Force Company, 1st Davao del Sur Provincial Mobile Force Company, and 39th Infantry Battalion of Philippine Army.