BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Policemen uprooted marijuana plants in two plantations sites discovered on November 29 in Purok Mangium, Brgy. Codcod, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
PLt. Col. Arnel Solis, regional police spokesperson, yesterday said that the two marijuana plantation sites have an estimated land area of 200 square meters.
The uprooted marijuana plants weigh about 10 kilos, with an estimated market value of P38,000.
About 500 fully and newly-grown marijuana plants were uprooted by operatives of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 and Regional Intelligence Division, who were also backed up by the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6, San Carlos City Police Station and Criminal Investigation Detection Group Anti-Illegal Drugs unit.
It took six hours for the operating troops to reach the marijuana plantation sites, Solis said.
PBrig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, regional police director of Western Visayas, congratulated the operating PNP troops for a job well done, and their commitment in the campaign against illegal drugs.
“Continue your relentless effort, and we can achieve more accomplishments, if we continue working as one,” Dongbo said in a statement issued by the PRO6 Public Information Office.*