Mexican troops find record-breaking 300-acre plantation in Baja California

Posted on July 15th, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , .

MexicoMexican soldiers patrolling a remote desert area of Ensenada municipality in Baja California discovered a massive cannabis plantation, which authorities say is the largest yet found in the country. The plantation, full of rows of 8-foot plants, was being tended by dozens of men, who were operating an irrigation system, pumping water through hoses from a well they had dug. Most of them escaped, with six being caught later at a military checkpoint. 

"This marijuana field represents one of the largest found and due to be destroyed in Mexico," said the commander of the Second Military Region in Tijuana, Gen. Alfonso Duarte. The largest up to now was the 105-hectare plantation discovered at Rancho de Búfalo in Jiménez, Chihuahua, in November 1984. The Ensenada plantation is 120 hectares, or some 300 acres. (El Tiempo, Chihuahua, July 15; The Telegraph, July 14)


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