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PNP-DEG coordinates LGUs to destroy marijuana fields

September 21, 2022 - Wednesday 4:09 PM by Glen Jacob Jose

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Intending to protect Filipino citizens from the illegal drug menace, the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) coordinates with local government units to spray chemicals to destroy marijuana crops in marijuana plantation sites.

Brig. Gen. Narciso Domingo, chief PDEG, said they would collaborate with the LGUs with their respective Local Chief Executives to spray chemicals on said sites so that the seedlings on the ground will no longer grow and develop.

This came as authorities conducted marijuana eradication operations in the mountainous areas of Lanao Del Sur, with PHP10 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants. It has been observed that cultivations of marijuana plantations in specific areas mentioned earlier have been chronic.

Domingo said the PDEG has committed to sustaining all-out operations nationwide and remains vigilant in monitoring drug suspects/targets who continuously have drug transactions concealing through different modus operandi.

He said the PDEG conducted a seven-day Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) from September 12-18, 2022, where 73 Law Enforcement Operations comprising 14 buy-bust operations, 48 services of warrants of arrests, five search warrants, and five marijuana eradications which resulted in the arrest of 81 suspects on the seven days of SACLEO.

He said the operation resulted in the seizure of 61, 495 grams of shabu and 720, 000 pieces of Marijuana Plants, with an estimated standard drug price of PHP562,166,000.

Domingo commended the PNP DEG operatives and stated, “Life is beautiful if we make it happen.

“Tulong-tulong tayo sa pagsugpo ng iligal na Droga sa bansa, kung kayat, ang inyong kapulisan ay patuloy na magmamalasakit sa ating mamamayan na mapanatili ang kaayusan at kapayapaan sa ating kapaligiran tungo sa Kaunlaran ng ating bayan (Let's help each other in suppressing illegal drugs in the country, therefore, your police will continue to care for our people to maintain order and peace in our environment towards the development of our people"),” said Domingo.

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