Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cops, Army troops uproot P700,000 worth of marijuana plants

From the Philippine News Agenc (Feb 4): Cops, Army troops uproot P700,000 worth of marijuana plants

Joint elements of the Danao City Police Station and the Philippine Army Tuesday uprooted more than 4,000 marijuana plants worth some P700,000 in the hinterland barangay of Lawaan, Danao City.

Police operatives and the 5th Special Forces Company, 2nd Forces Battalion, Airborne Special Operation Command of the Philippine Army conducted a joint preventive patrol in Sitio Panaliwad-on, Lawaan because of the reported sightings of armed men.

The barangay is situated 20 kilometers away from the city proper.

SPO3 Ildefonso Prucia, Danao City Police Station desk officer, said the operation was led by Supt. Elmer Lim and 2nd Lt. Al-Qatar Kamlian.

Upon reaching the area, the operatives noticed the marijuana plants.

But cultivator or caretaker was found in the area.

The joint police and army team uprooted 3,236 fully grown marijuana plants and 1,000 seedlings with an estimated market value of P747,250.

The police are still conducting investigation to identify the cultivator and the owner of the lot.

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