CAMP GEN SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City (DWDD) – Vast plantations of illegal marijuana were seized by the government authorities in the mountains of Kalinga province morning of June 30, 2018 (Saturday).
Said marijuana plantations were raided, uprooted and burned down by the Joint elements of 50th Infantry “Duty and Country” Battalion (50IB) and 503rd Brigade (503Bde) both of the Joint Task Force (JTF) “Tala” under the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from Region 1 (Ilocos Region), Region 2 (Cagayan Region), Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), and the Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO).
This is in line with the conduct of joint operations on Marijuana Eradication in the identified target areas, with the help and cooperation of the locals.
Several sites of marijuana plantations were destroyed having one (1) at Brgy. Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga and another seventeen (17) separate sites at Brgy. Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga.
Said plantation sites were estimated to have about seven thousand three hundred (7,300) square meters in land area, resulting to the eradication of thirty-seven thousand six hundred fifty (37,650) fully grown marijuana plants and seizure of ten (10) kilograms of dried marijuana stalks.
Overall, the joint operation which ended on 10:00 AM of same day, resulted to the destruction of the illegal items estimated to have a total value of eight million seven hundred twenty-two pesos (Php 8,722,000). NOLCOM will continue to provide assistance and support to Law Enforcement Operations being conducted together with other concerned Law Enforcement Agencies.
NOLCOM will remain as an active partner towards nation-building, in collaboration with other stakeholders.NOLCOM / MCAG