The security ministry said that its Policía de Control de Drogas and other policemen have destroyed 64,131 mairjuana plants at Palmar Norte on the Pacific coast. The mission started Feb. 10 and ended Sunday, they said. The plants were identified from the air by pilots of the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea of the ministry, officials said.
Police said that the marijuana encountered was not the typical low-grade plants that grow in the mountains. These were high-grade, cultivated species, they said.