PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY – On January 11, 2021, around 11:00 AM, Special Operations Unit 1 led by PMAJ RAYMOND C NICOLAS under the direct supervision of PBGEN RONALD O LEE, Director, PNP DEG with PDEA Benguet, PDEA PRO 1, RDEU PRO1, PDEU Ilocos Sur, Sugpom Municipa Police Station, 2nd Ilocos Sur PMFC and RID PRO1 conducted marijuana eradication in the boundaries of Culliang, Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet and Salicocong, Licungan, Sugpon, Ilocos Sur.

During the operation operatives were able to uproot and destroyed 1,200 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants in the area of Culliang, Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet and 5,500 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants in the area of Salicocong, Licungan, Sugpon, Ilocos Sur. The destroyed marijuana plants have an estimated standard drug price of Php 2,300.000.00.

Meanwhile, on the same date, around 3:00 PM, same operatives with the support of Kibungan MPS, Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU), Provincial Drug Inforcement Unit (PDEU), PDEA Cordillera, PDEA Mimaropa Oriental Mindoro, PDEA RO1 and PDEA LTIU eradicated 600 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated standard drug price of Php120,000.00 planted in a lot located in Sitio Gayang, Dalepey, Kibungan Benguet.

PBGEN LEE said “although the Marijuana has been legalized in other countries for medicinal purposes but here in our country it is still illegal, hence, we will enforce the law to eradicate this kind of gateway drugs”.###