ĐĂK NÔNG — About 1,000 marijuana trees were recently destroyed in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông, Việt Nam News Agency reported.
According to the province’s Krông Nô District Police, the tree grove was discovered in Phú Vinh Village of Quảng Phú Commune.
The total weight of marijuana trees being picked up was about 30kg. During the garden destruction, the police found that a large amount of marijuana had been harvested before.
The marijuana garden was located in a forest, 25km from the commune’s centre. The area is difficult to approach due to poor roads, said the commune’s vice chairman Võ Hoàng Phú.
So far, the police had not yet found the owners of the marijuana garden.
The local police said that recently, people had illegally planted the trees in mountainous and remote areas.
Since 2004, the police of Krông Nô have discovered several marijuana gardens and destroyed thousands of the trees in the communes of Nam Đà, Nâm N’Đir and Quảng Phú. – VNS