PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY – On January 12, 2021 at around 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM joint elements of PNPDEG SOU1 led by PMAJ RAYMOND NICOLAS, under the supervision of PBGEN RONALD O LEE with Kibungan MPS, PIU,PDEU, PDEA BAGUIO, PDEA BENGUET/CAR, PDEA MIMAROPA ORIENTAL MINDORO, PDEA PRO1, PDEA CAR, and PDEA Region 1, conducted marijuana eradication in the mountainous area of Kibungan, Benguet which resulted in the uprooting and destruction of 25,760 fully grown marijuana trees with an estimated standard drug price of Php 6,152,000.00 and the destruction of 180 kilos of dried marijuana stalks with an estimated standard drug price of  Php 1,800,000.00.

The said marijuana plants eradication was made in seven different sites in Sitio Gayang, Brgy. Tacadang, Kibungan, and Sitio Dalepey Brgy. Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet.

PBGEN LEE commended the effort made by the team and encouraged them to continue working to identify who are the responsible persons involved in planting said illegal drugs and to further eradicate more marijuana plantation in the northern part of the country.