P3-M worth of marijuana plants seized in Danao City

Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2017 09:25 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2017 10:31 PM

Some 18,000 marijuana stalks were uprooted in two barangays in Danao City, Friday. Courtesy of PDEA-7

DANAO CITY—Some P3 million worth of marijuana plants were uprooted in two barangays here early Friday morning.

PDEA-7 information officer Leia Albiar said about 18,000 marijuana stalks were uprooted in barangays Sibakan and Togonon. 

Authorities are pursuing two people who they believe owned the marijuana plantation.

Meanwhile, 62 individuals were arrested by the Cebu City police as part of "Oplan Pokemon."

Police said 21 were arrested for involvement in illegal drugs, while 20 have warrants of arrest for different cases, including theft and violation of anti-dispatching ordinance.