Capt. Marnie Abellanida, Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) information officer, on Wednesday said a total of PHP21.5 million worth of marijuana were destroyed from February 6 to 16.
He said marijuana eradication operations were done in Benguet and Kalinga.
In Bakun town, Benguet, operatives of Benguet provincial police office uprooted and burned more or less 91,500 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with a total estimated Standard Drug Price (SDP) of PHP18.3 million.
In Kibungan, around 7,070 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants, 1,050 pieces of marijuana seedlings, and three kilos of dried marijuana stalks with a total estimated SDP value of PHP1.82 million were destroyed by authorities at the plantation site.
In Kalinga, operatives of the provincial police also uprooted more or less 7,400 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants with a total estimated SDP of PHP1.48 million. (PNA)
By Liza Agoot