Marijuana farmers surrender to authorities


CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: Apparently driven by fear of execution, more than 700 marijuana cultivators and drug pushers and users surrendered to police while 22 were arrested as police and barangay officials joined hands in carrying out a tough anti-drug program initiated by the president. The Benguet Police Provincial Office recorded the highest number of surrendered individuals with 63 marijuana cultivators and drug users, followed by the Abra police with 46 surrenderees, and  Kalinga police with 11. The drug personalities signed an undertaking not to engage in the planting, trading, and use of marijuana and they were likewise warned and advised by the police authorities and the local officials of Kibungan. The Benguet police also reported the arrest of the No. 19 in the Target List identified as Melody de los Reyes and Jerome Dangsi, who were arrested in a buy bust operation in Guiwe St. Poblacion, Mankayan, Benguet.


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