P6.25M worth of Marijuana burned in Maguindanao

Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 23 2016 03:03 PM

MAGUINDANAO - Marijuana seedlings with an estimated value of P6.25 million were seized and destroyed Thursday, police and military officials said.

At least 240,000 Marijuana seedlings were found planted in a 1.5-hectare plantation in Sitio Babakin, Barangay Bayanga Sur in Matanog, while another 10,000 seedlings were found in a nearby nursery.

The grower of the plantation identified as Radzak Macarimbang Maguid alias Datu, who was also the former barangay captain, evaded arrest, authorities said.

Authorities also seized P5 million worth of marijuana from a 15-hectare plantation in the same town in July.