GOVERNMENT operatives have raided two plantations and destroyed some P21 million worth of marijuana plants in the province of Sulu, the military reported Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Colonel Hernanie Songano, 4th Marine Brigade commander, said the two marijuana plantations were raided Friday by joint marines, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and police forces in Masjid Punjungan village, Kalingalang Caluang, Sulu.

Songano said the marijuana plantations, which have a total area of two hectares, were discovered through the concerted efforts of his command and that of the PDEA-Sulu office and Sulu Police Provincial Office.

Songano said a certain Utoh, the alleged owner of the marijuana plantations, was not around when the joint team launched the raid.

“We have burned the marijuana on site and we will continue to scour the aforesaid area to locate other possible sites of marijuana plantation,” Songano said. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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