7 arrested for illegal drugs; P300K marijuana plants uprooted

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CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad Benguet – Combined police operatives and anti-narcotids agents continue to gain headway in the aggressive implementation of the government\s anti-drug campaign following the successive arrest of seven alleged drug personalities and the uprooting of over P300,000 worth of marijuana plants in separate anti-drug operations around the region recently.

Buguias police caught seven individuals while red-handedly having pot session at a shanty in Cayapas, Baculongan Sur, Buguias, Benguet recently.

Apprehended farmers were Amado Olsino Dolinen, 39; July Dominguez Manuel, 33, both residents of Cayapas, Baculongan Sur, Buguias, Benguet; Menandro Kiblasen Pa-Ay, 29; Paul Bolinto Mitas, 20, both residents of Obanga, Baculongan Sur, Buguias, Benguet; Elvis Kiblasen Mocate, 30; Enan Buteng Batio-An, 23, both residents of Paing, Baculongan Sur, Buguias, Benguet; and Eldito Bateng-An Alicwadey, 32, a native of Pokukan, Tinoc, Ifugao and a resident of Mankayan, Benguet. Along with their arrest was the confiscation of 12 sachets of suspected shabu and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, a total of 299,000 worth of fully grown marijuana plants were uprooted and destroyed in Kibungan, Benguet during a three-day marijuana eradication operation.

Operating troops of Benguet PMFC, in coordination with PDEA CAR uprooted a total of 1,346 fully grown marijuana plants worth P149,000.00 cultivated in a 380 square meters land area in Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet on January 27 and 28, 2020.

In another marijuana operation held in Palina, Kibungan, Benguet, 2,096 fully grown marijuana plants were also uprooted by the joint operatives of Kibungan police, PIB and PDEU- Benguet PPO, and PDEA-CAR. Said plants were planted in a land area of 530 square meters with a total dangerous drug board value of P150,000.00.

Team PROCOR will diligently wipe out illegal drugs and marijuana plantations and arrest all drug personalities in the region. “These accomplishments are reflective of PROCORs dedication and unwavering support of the marching orders of the President to stamp out the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Philippines.

By Dexter A. See