A total of Php 3,970,000.00 worth of marijuana plants were discovered and destroyed during an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted in the mountainous area of Sitio Tokayong, Brgy Saclit, Sadanga, Mountain Province on November 14, 2021.
Based on the reports submitted to PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, joint operatives of Mountain Province PPO, RID – PROCOR, and PDEA Mt. Province conducted a marijuana eradication operation which led to the discovery of two (2) marijuana plantation sites and one (1) shanty house which served as a storage area for harvested marijuana plants.
In Site 1, operatives were able to discover 1,400 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with Standard Drug Price (SDP) amounting to Php 280,000.00 planted in an estimated land area of 200 square meters, while in Site 2, operatives further found 2,250 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with SDP amounting to Php 450,000.00 planted in an estimated land area of 250 square meters.
Moreover, while the documentation of the discovered marijuana plants was in progress, other operatives scoured the area which resulted in the discovery of five (5) marijuana bricks weighing more or less 5 kilograms with SDP amounting to Php 600,000.00; and dried marijuana stalks & leaves weighing more or less 22 kilograms with SDP amounting to Php 2,640,000.00 stored inside an open shanty.
Further, the discovered marijuana plants, bricks, and dried marijuana stalks & leaves were burned on-site while the intensive investigation is being conducted to identity possible cultivators. (PROCOR-PIO)