LOOK: Nearly ₱1-M worth of marijuana seized in Cagayan de Oro

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  • Nearly ₱1 million worth of dried marijuana leaves were seized by authorities in anti-illegal drug operations in Cagayan de Oro City, Saturday.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 10) — Authorities arrested two drug suspects in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday after they were found with ₱900,000 worth of marijuana.

Francisco Neri, 39, and Don Claudio Absin, 33, were nabbed in an anti-illegal drug operation in Brgy. Macasandig.

The City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) found the suspects carrying three kilos of dried marijuana leaves.

CDEU Chief Senior Inspector Maricris Mulat said the suspects were considered high value targets because of the amount of drugs.

Mulat said Neri ran a marijuana business while Absin worked at a private company. She added the suspects claimed to have been advocating marijuana as alternative medicine.

Neri and Absin face illegal drug charges.