3 marijuana farms destroyed; P81.6M seized — Gamboa

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POLICE operatives seized marijuana products estimated to be worth P81.62 million in seven separate anti-illegal drug operations over the past three weeks.

In separate operations, three marijuana farms were destroyed and there were two buy-bust operations in Valenzuela City and Antipolo.

PNP Chief, Police General Archie Gamboa took note of the results of recent operations monitored by the PNP Command Center in Camp Crame as he ordered line units to step-up anti-illegal drugs operations even as PNP units are in the midst of COVID-19 response and public safety operations.

“Drug traffickers are taking advantage of the pandemic under the mistaken notion that the PNP is more preoccupied with health concerns. Be warned. We will intensify operations and continue going after the syndicates, whether big or small,” Gamboa said.

Yesterday, elements of the 3rd Regional Mobile Force Battalion intercepted a shipment of 107 bricks of high-grade Marijuana amounting to P13-million from two suspects on board a white van with license plate CAO5719 that ran through a police checkpoint in Clark, Mabalacat City at 9 a.m.

When stopped, police found 107 MJ bricks weighing 133kg stashed inside the van in the possession of Morgano Manalastas and Ronald Miranda, both of Angeles City.

In Metro Manila, operatives of the District Drug Enforcement Unit of Northern Police District arrested three suspects in a series of operations in Valenzuela City and Antipolo City.

In both operations, police confiscated 34 kilograms of Marijuana and 156 grams of high-grade Kush estimated to be worth Php 4,323,000.

Elsewhere, three Marijuana eradication operations were launched in the hinterlands of Tinglayan, Kalinga in the Cordilleras, and in Toledo City in Central Visayas, yielded a total of 286,150 fully-grown Marijuana plants valued at Php 59,260,000 that were destroyed on site.

Meanwhile in Quezon, Isabela, police recovered an abandoned stash of 42 kilograms of Marijuana bricks discovered by a jogger along Quezon Blvd Botanical Park.

The recovered contraband is estimated to be worth over P5-million in the drug market. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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