Benguet police burn P10.7-million worth of marijuana

Benguet police burn P10.7-million worth of marijuana

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Three marijuana plantations were raided by the Benguet Provincial Police Office (PPO) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the hinterlands of Bakun, Benguet, where a total of P10.7-million worth of marijuana was uprooted and burned.

Conbined operatives of Benguet Provincial Police Office and PDEA uprooted and burned marijuana plants worth P10.7 millions at the mountanous area in Bakun,Benguet. (Photo by BPPO / MANIL BULLETIN)
Conbined operatives of Benguet Provincial Police Office and PDEA uprooted and burned marijuana plants worth P10.7 millions at the mountanous area in Bakun,Benguet. (Photo by BPPO / MANIL BULLETIN)

Benguet PPO Director Col. Elmer Ragay said the plantation sites, which had a total area of 13,070 square meters, were discovered in Sitio Legab in Bakun town on November 25.

A total of 52,200 fully grown marijuana plants, and 2,500 marijuana seedling were burned on-site, with only sample brought by operatives for evidence.

Ragay said the Benguet PPO has so far conducted seven operations this month which have resulted in the destruction of P13,81-million worth of marijuana plants.

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