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PDEA Destroys P90 Million Worth of Illegal Plants in Kalinga

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) destroyed P90 million worth of illegal plants in Tabuk City, Kalinga.

The PDEA and the Police Regional Office-Cordillera collaborate to destroy up to P90 million worth of illicit marijuana plants. They executed a two-day big-time eradication in the highlands of two locations in Tinglayan province using their combined forces.

Kalinga Illegal Plants

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Six plantation sites in Brgy were discovered as a consequence of the “Coplan Storm Breaker” project. Loccong and Brgy are two villages in the province of Loccong. On January 18-19, Tinglayan will host Butbut Proper. In Brgy, a total of 280,000 fully grown illegal plants (FGMP) valued at P56,000,000.00 were uprooted and destroyed. Loccong.

A total of 150 kilograms of dried illegal leaves worth P18,000,000.00 were also found. 80,000 FGMP pieces worth P16,000,000.00 are being drawn in Barangay Butbut Proper.

In all, 360,000 FGMP pieces worth P72,000,000.00 and 150 kilograms of dried illegal leaves worth P90,000,000.00 were removed and burnt from a 36,000 square meter land area. The operation was the first of the highest numbers of Maryjane plants destroyed in the first month of 2022, according to Kalinga Provincial Police Director Peter Tagtag.

While looking for his partner, a 23-year-old laborer was nabbed for transporting a parcel containing dried Maryjane leaves within the Bacoor City, Cavite industrial park. While looking for his adult colleague Michael De Chavez, the suspect was identified as Mark Nicart, a helper at Shuangma Industrial Park.

According to the report, De Chavez was holding a brown paper bag, which he was supposed to hand over to Nicart. The guards at the mentioned industrial park have a protocol that all parcel deliveries made by employees must go through them for inspection. They found the illicit plants there.

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