As part of the continuous anti-illegal drugs campaign of the PNP, PROCOR cops conducted a 5-day marijuana eradication operation, from October 16 to 20, 2021, that resulted in the destruction of a total of Php 23.4 million worth of marijuana plants in the mountainous area of Brgy Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga.
Citing the reports submitted to PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, during the 5-day operation, joint operatives of Kalinga PPO and PDEA were able to find three (3) marijuana plantation sites with 90,000 pcs of fully-grown marijuana plants (FGMJP) and two (2) other sites where they discovered 45,000 grams of dried marijuana leaves and stalks with Standard Drug Price (SDP) amounting Php 23,400,000.00.
From site 1, with an estimated land area of 2,500 sqm, operatives uprooted 25,000 pcs of FGMJP with SDP of Php 5,000,000.00; from site 2, with an estimated land area of 1,000 sqm, they uprooted 5,000 pcs of FGMJP with SDP of Php 1,000,000.00; while from site 3, with an estimated land area of 5,000 sqm, 60,000 pcs of FGMJP with SDP of Php 12,000,000.00 were uprooted.
Upon scouring the surrounding areas, operatives further discovered two (2) other sites where they found a total of 45,000 grams of dried marijuana leaves and stalks with SDP of Php 5,400,000.00.
All discovered and uprooted marijuana plants were burned onsite by the operating troops. Further, investigation is ongoing to identify possible cultivators. (PROCOR-PIO)