Over five-million pesos worth of marijuana plants were uprooted by combined elements of Kalinga police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR). The operating units successfully cleared five marijuana plantation sites in Tinglayan, Kalinga on June 19, 2018.
Operatives of Tinglayan Municipal Police Station, Kalinga Provincial Mobile Force Company in coordination with the PDEA-CAR, conducted the marijuana eradication operations in Brgy Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga that led to the discovery of the illegal hemp, planted in an estimated land area of 2,550 square meters. A total of 19,450 pieces of fully grown marijuana plant and 5 kilograms of marijuana stalks, with a total estimated market value of PhP 5,140,000.00 were destroyed as a result of the operation.
Some of the marijuana plants were destroyed during a ceremonial burning led by Police Chief Superintendent Rolando Z Nana, Regional Director of the PRO-Cordillera. The burning was witnessed by Hon. Jocel Baac, Provincial Governor, Hon. James Edduba, Provincial vice Governor, Pastor Bencio Ladyong, Mr. Remzky Roaquin, representative from the media, Kalinga Provincial Crime Laboratory Office, and personnel of Kalinga PPO
PCSUPT Nana appreciated the collaborative support of the local government units and the community again proved to be instrumental in PROCORs effort to eliminate all forms of illegal drugs in the region.
PCsupt Nana further assured the public that our law enforcers, and anti-narcotics operatives, in coordination with the Municipal and Barangay Officials, will intensify activities to clear all barangays of illegal drugs”.