The Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) reports that on October 3, 2020, police personnel destroyed more or less 16,000 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated dangerous drug board (DDB) value of Php3,200,000.00 at Barangay Belong Manubal, Tinglayan, Kalinga.
Said plants were discovered in a 2,000 sq.m of marijuana cultivation site during the joint operation of the Provincial Intelligence Unit/Drug Enforcement Unit (PIU/DEU) of Kalinga Police Provincial Office, Tinglayan and Lubuagan Municipal Police Station, and Second Kalinga Provincial Mobile Force Company (2nd KPFMC) under the direct supervision of Provincial Director PCOL Davy Vicente Limmong, in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
In a press release today October 5, 2020 from the KPPO, said marijuana eradication was done through OPLAN CHARUS 09-2020. The police also reported that they no cultivator or person was seen in the plantation during the operation. The uprooted marijuana plants were immediately destroyed and burnt in the area.
Provincial Director Limmong also stated that the Kalinga Police had been consistent in its campaign against marijuana cultivation with the conduct of various eradication activities in various sites specially in said municipality and lately also in this city. By TL