Over P3 million marijuana plants uprooted in Balamban

Mylen P. Manto (The Freeman) - July 25, 2016 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Over 15,000 fully-grown marijuana plants were uprooted Saturday by the joint operatives of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army in Barangay Bayong, Balamban, Cebu.

Police Chief Inspector Florendo Fajardo, chief of the Balamban Police Station, and 1st Lieutenant Raymond Jamisal of the 47th Infantry Battalion, lead the uprooting of 15,400 marijuana plants.

The total drug haul is estimated to be worth P3.080 million under the Dangerous Drugs Board value.

The joint police and military operatives started the operation at 3 a.m. and lasted until 6 p.m.

The anti-drug operation stemmed from a report received by the Balamban Police Station about a marijuana plantation in the area. The authorities, however, failed to arrest the cultivator.

It was in the same barangay that the police also uprooted at least P400,000 worth of marijuana on July 10, 2016. (FREEMAN)


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