LOOK: Marijuana plantation discovered in Danao City

Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 28 2017 03:07 AM

Authorities burn marijuana plants discovered in Magtagobtob, Danao City in Cebu. Photo courtesy of the PNP Provincial Public Safety Company and PDEA 7

A marijuana plantation was discovered in a raid conducted by authorities in Magtagobtob, a mountain barangay in Danao City, northern Cebu.

Two men suspects identified as Francisco Hermita and Nelito Octores were arrested. 

Recovered from the raid were 21,000 stalks and two packs of dried marijuana with a street value of more than P6 million.

Aside from marijuana, a gun was recovered from Octores.

Hermita admitted that he was planting marijuana for three months now.

According to police Senior Inspector Vernino Noserale, they got the information regarding the marijuana plantation last month.

However, because the place is far from the national highway, authorities decided not to bring all the stalks of marijuana and burned them in the area instead. 

Police brought some for examination and evidence purposes.