|A French man is thought to have grown 115 cannabis plants in Hà Nội. Illustration photo|
HÀ NỘI — A French man is suspected by police of growing 115 cannabis plants in Hà Nội.
The planets were found in a soil area in a shallow part of the city's Red River in Long Biên District.
Frederic Tiberghien, born in 1966, is thought to have grown the marijuana in a soil area of 3,000sq.m, in Ngọc Thụy Ward, Long Biên, according to police.
The Drug Crime Investigation Police Team under Long Biên District in collaboration with the police of Ngọc Thụy Ward, last weekend discovered the case, seizing 115 fresh cannabis plants (total weight of 34kg) and more than 40 grams of dried cannabis.
Tiberghien works for the Lavie Vũ Linh Company Limited, at Vũ Linh Commune, the northern province of Yên Bái’s Yên Bình District.
An investigation is ongoing.
Cannabis is a banned narcotic substance in Việt Nam. Those growing cannabis on a small scale can be fined VNĐ2-5 million ($86-215). Those found cultivating 500 to 3,000 plants face jail terms of six months to three years, while those working on a bigger scale could spend up to seven years in jail. VNS