Monday, February 4, 2013

Marijuana plants in Kibungan, Benguet

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) based in Benguet have uprooted and destroyed P3.8-million worth of marijuana plants in Kibungan, Benguet last Friday.

CIDG head Director Samuel D. Pagdilao Jr. said on Monday that elements of the Benguet CIDG led by Senior Insp. Maximo Sumeg-Ang Jr., the Kapangan police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Cordillera, conducted the marijuana eradication drive in separate areas in Barangay Badeo, Kibungan town last week.

Sumeg-Ang said 13 marijuana plantation sites were spotted by authorities in Sitios Ampana, Baukok, and Sagilip, all in Barangay Badeo, measuring 2,677 square meters.

He said the whole area is covered with fully grown marijuana plants and seedlings with an estimated value of P3,854,500.

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