Courtesy: PNP Cordillera

PROCOR cops discovered and destroyed a total of 7,950 pieces fully grown marijuana plants (FGMP) and marijuana seedlings amounting to Php 902,000.00 in eight separate plantation sites in the mountainous area of Kibungan and Bakun, Benguet from October 13 to 17, 2021.

Based on the reports submitted to PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, Regional Director, the discovery of plantation sites was jointly conducted by operating units of Benguet 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) and Kibungan Municipal Police Station (MPS).

In Badeo, Kibungan, Barangay Captain Guilbert Amango joined the marijuana eradication in two plantation sites at Sitio Aat-tog and Sitio Tableo. They were able to destroy 2,530 pieces of FGMP and marijuana seedlings worth of Php 106,000.00 cultivated in a 222 sqm communal land.

According to Kibungan MPS, the sites were discovered through their persistent monitoring and coordination with the barangay officials.

Meanwhile in Bakun, Benguet, operatives conducted five-day operation and discovered four separate plantation sites in Sitio Tammangan; Sitio Lubban; and Sitio Legab, all in barangay Kayapa, Bakun, Benguet. More or less 5,420 pieces of FGMP and marijuana seedlings worth of Php 796,000.00 were burned during the operation.

All discovered FGMJP and Marijuana seedlings were uprooted and burned on-site while continuous investigation is being conducted to apprehend possible cultivators. #