CORDILLERA policemen on Friday overrun four clandestine marijuana plantation sites in Tinglayan, Kalinga where they uprooted and destroyed over P13 million worth of fully-grown cannabis plants and seedlings, Philippine National Police chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said on Saturday.
According to the top cop, the Cordillera Police Regional Office headed by Brigadier Gen. Ronald O. Lee conducted the operation in the mountainous part of Bgy. Loccong in Tinglayan where they burned the marijuana plants on site.
Members of the Cordillera Police Regional Intelligence Division, Regional Special Operations Group and the Regional Mobile Group and the Kalinga Police Provincial Office launched the massive marijuana eradication operation.
“We are aware that some parts of Cordillera are naturally-conducive environment for marijuana plants to grow that is why we are warning those who engage in this prohibited trade that we will intensify our police operations to thwart your illegal activities,” Eleazar said.
“We know how resourceful these marijuana growers have been, but the PNP and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency are relentless in our pursuit under the Internal Cleanliness Policy as our share on the government’s aspiration of drug/crime-free country,” said Eleazar as he commended the Cordillera police force for their latest success in their war on drugs.