‘Major Proactive Operation’ yields P38M worth marijuana plants

A total of P38 million worth of marijuana plants were eradicated and burned in Barangay Bagakay, Toledo City, Cebu, on Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2020. | Photo from 2ndPMFC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 95,000 stalks of fully grown marijuana plants worth around P38 million were uprooted and burned by operatives of the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (2ndPMFC) during an operation dubbed “Major Proactive Operation” in Barangay Bagakay, Toledo City, Cebu on Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2020.

In the statement released by 2ndPMFC, the said operation was done after receiving reports that a person was spotted in the area cultivating the illegal plant.

With the cooperation of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) and personnel from the Toledo City Police Station, the marijuana plantation site was located after four hours of walking on Thursday.

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According to the statement, when the authorities arrived, the suspect, who was later identified as Cerelo Dehoras Ebena, was seen watering the plants but quickly escaped after noticing their arrival.

Found in the area were two improvised rifle air guns and materials for cultivation of the illegal plants.

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