LOOK: Marijuana plants worth P4.48M uprooted in Tagbao plantation

Doris C. Bongcac 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – More than 11, 000 stalks of fully grown marijuana plants were uprooted Monday night, May 10, in a plantation located in the mountain barangay of Tagbao in Cebu City. The marijuana plants worth…

‘Joints for jabs’: free marijuana for vaccinated New Yorkers

Agence France Presse 04/21/2021

NEW YORK — New Yorkers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 were able to get an unlikely freebie Tuesday: a marijuana joint. Activists celebrating the recent legalization of recreational pot in New York state handed out free…

P14M drugs seized, 269 drug personalities nabbed in PRO-7 SEMPO

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost P14 million worth of illegal drugs were seized, and Central Visayas police arrested 269 drug suspects during their 3-day Synchronized Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (SEMPO) conducted from February 24 to February…

Farmer-turned-tipster leads law enforcers to P8.7M marijuana plantations in Asturias

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A concerned citizen’s conscience led law enforcers to uproot over 20,000 fully grown marijuana stalks in Asturias town, northwest Cebu. Cops from the Cebu Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU), Provincial Police Office (CPPO), Provincial…

PDEA-7 burns P12M illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/13/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Another batch of illegal drugs was burned by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), a month after they destroyed P77 million worth of illegal drugs. This morning, November 13,…

Culinary student caught with P370K marijuana in Mandaue

Paul Lauro and Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old culinary student, who allegedly moonlights as a drug dealer, will have to put on hold his cooking dreams after he was caught with P370,000 worth of marijuana during a buy-bust operation…

HVT tagged as owner of P8.4M MJ plantation in Balamban hunted

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Authorities are looking for a high value target (HVT) tagged as the cultivator of the P8.4 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants in the mountain barangays of Balamban town in western Cebu.…

P4.6M worth of marijuana eradicated in Asturias, Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total 11,600 stalks of fully grown marijuana plants worth P4.6 million were eradicated in Barangay Kaluangan in Asutrias town, Cebu, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The joint forces of the Provincial Intelligence…

PDEA-7: Hard work pays off with 17 kilos of shabu seized in 2 months in Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Intensified operations and close coordination between the police in Central Visayas and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) have led to the confiscation of 17 kilos of suspected shabu worth…

PRO-7 chief: P381M worth of shabu seized in six months

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas or PRO-7 confiscated an estimated P381 million worth of suspected shabu and destroyed or confiscated P128 million worth of marijuana in six months of its  anti-illegal…

Police arrest 1, uproot P8M worth of marijuana from Toledo City plantation

Immae Lachica 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Police arrested a cultivator and uprooted around 20,000 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated value of P8 million from a plantation in Sitio Kalugtogan, Barangay Pangamihan in Toledo City this morning, April 29,…

Vegetable farmers learn ‘painful cost’ of planting marijuana

Alven Marie A. Timtim 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two farmers, who turned to planting marijuana plants from their usual crops  of vegetables because they believed they could earn more from them, learned the hard way the cost of doing something illegal…

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