2022-10-24 PDEA agents gathering marijuana in Cebu

PDEA agents gather the marijuana plants for destruction in Cebu. (Photo from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) destroyed marijuana plants worth P20.6 million in three operations on Saturday in Cebu.

According to a PDEA statement issued on Sunday, the first batch — consisting of 11,500 fully grown marijuana plants worth around P4.6 million — was destroyed in Sitio Quo, Barangay Gaas in Balamban.

The second batch — consisting of 25,000 plants worth around P10 million — was destroyed in Sitio Hikapon, Barangay General Climaco, Toledo City.

The third batch — consisting of 15,000 plants worth around P6 million — was destroyed in the same area.

The cultivators of the marijuana farms were identified as Rodrigo Cabilles, Ernie Lagaza, and Enyoy Zabate — all of whom remain at large.

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