MULTIPLE police operations have turned up a total of P17.1 million worth of illegal marijuana in the province of Kalinga in a single week.
On Tuesday, the Provincial Drug Enforcement Group of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office and Naval Intelligence Security Group Northern Luzon (NISG-NL) destroyed some 17,000 fully grown marijuana plants worth P3.4 million in an operation in Tinglayan town in Kalinga, while a second separate operation conducted by the Tinglayan Municipal Police Station (TMPS) found another 4,000 plants worth P800,000.
A day after, the drug unit, along with the Provincial Intelligence Unit of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Kalinga acted on a tip about a marijuana plantation in Tulgao East.
However, upon arrival, the police found a marijuana plantation that had already been harvested. Following searches found 108 processed marijuana bricks weighing a kilo each all-in-all worth some P12.9 million.
Similar operations conducted in nearby Benguet Province turned up some P2 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants across 12 discovered marijuana plantations.