Lanao del Sur - In the continuing fight against illegal drugs, joint operatives of PDEG SOU-BAR, PDEG SUO10, 51D-1IB Bravo Coy, PDEU LDS PPO, PIU, 3rd Platoon, 1st PMFC, LDS and Maguing MPS conducted eradication of Marijuana plantations in the mountainous areas of Brgy. Bato-bato, Maguing, Lanao Del Sur, 6:30AM of June 19, 2022.
The suspect was identified as Kumander Lomala Pangampong, a resident of Sitio Landslide, Bato-bato, Maguing, LDS, and a leader of the marijuana plantation cultivator in the area. However, he was able to flee upon sensing the operating units approaching in the area during the said operation.
Report disclosed that an approximate land area of two hectares was allegedly cultivated by the suspect and his cohorts with approximately 20,000 fully grown Marijuana Plants with Standard Street Value of Php 4,000,000. Through the implementation of PDEA BARMM COC Pre-Ops, an eradication or burning of Marijuana Plantation was conducted on-site by police authorities.
PBGEN ARTHUR R CABALONA, Regional Director, PRO BAR commended the combined forces of the PNP and PDEA as they continue their collaborative efforts to conduct massive marijuana eradication in the Bangsamoro Region's mountainous areas and urges everyone to intensify the efforts to find and prosecute those responsible for the planting and cultivation of these illegal substance.