Courtesy: (PROCOR-PIO)

Benguet cops discovered a total of Php 2,554,000.00 worth of marijuana plants during a 5-day operation conducted in the mountainous area of Brgy Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet from November 9 to 13, 2021.

Citing the reports submitted to PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, during the 5-day marijuana eradication operation conducted, a total of six (6) marijuana plantation sites in the communal forests of Brgy Tacadang were discovered by Benguet operatives.

From November 9 to 13, 2021, operatives of 1st Benguet Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) discovered five (5) sites planted with 4,100 pieces of marijuana seedlings with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) amounting to Php 164,000.00 and 10,700 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with SDP amounting to Php 2,140,000.00.

Meanwhile, on November 13, 2021, operatives of Kibungan Municipal Police Station (MPS) were able to discover a total of 1,250 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with an SDP of Php 250,000.00 cultivated in a land area of 250 square meters.

Further, all discovered marijuana plants and seedlings were uprooted and burned on-site by the operatives. (PROCOR-PIO)