Brgy councilor, kin arrested for trying to harvest P8.8-million marijuana

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Published November 15, 2019, 12:40 PM

By Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—A barangay councilor was arrested along with his son and his nephew after they were caught harvesting fully-grown marijuana plants in Balamban town, western Cebu.

Police said Leopoldo Bonghanoy, 64, Arnel Castro, 37, and Fernan Bonghanoy were caught cutting down marijuana plants in Sitio Capyoan, Barangay Sunog early morning last Thursday.

Police Major Christian Torres, chief of the Balamban Police Station, said the three suspects may have tried to hastily harvest the marijuana plants after sensing that operatives of the Balamban Police Station (BPS), Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas were on their way to the plantation.

Aside from arresting the three suspects, law enforcers also seized the 22,000 marijuana plants

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