15,000 marijuana plants found in Peru by police

15,000 marijuana plants found in Peru by police

Police discovered 15,000 marijuana plants
on Sunday growing on a farm in south Peru. They reported hiking for almost 15km over
uneven and rocky paths before they arrived at the plot containing more than five acres
of the plants. Troops reportedly heard gunshots before they
arrived at the large and cultivated area. Full details have yet to be confirmed, but
local media say no police were injured. The Peruvian public prosecutor ordered the extraction
of the illegal plant and its immediate incineration. Local police confirmed that all the plants
had been destroyed. The troops were able to capture one 17-year-old
who reportedly revealed that five people were responsible for the care and upkeep of the
marijuana crops, but they managed to escape before officials arrived. Drug trafficking
from Peru has increased over the last few years, much of it by air, with drugs bound
for Europe and Africa via Bolivia and Brazil. According to the United Nations. Peru has
overtaken Colombia to become the world’s biggest producer of coca and cocaine.

18 thoughts on “15,000 marijuana plants found in Peru by police

  1. Get rid of weapons that are man made and kills man, instead of destroying a plant that grows naturally and do no harm to man.

  2. nothing like Peruvian hemp. well unless you have a problem with the money going to war lords and stuff. . . but who has time to think about that.

  3. Kind of explains why the merry little band of Peruvian Pan Pipe players who regularly visit my town centre always sound so crap…they're probably stoned out of their heads.

  4. Burning it was STUPID! They could've harvested it, sold it to a legit outlet in the U.S., and given the proceeds to a Peruvian charity. Or, they could've harvested it, processed it, and put it on ice for the day when marijuana is declared legal in Peru. That day is sure to come.

  5. HAHAHAHHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE.The Vice news guys found 50 times more while they were shooting a 30 minutes documentary.

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