Police spend week chopping marijuana in the Talamancas

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública photo Two officers move in on plants taller than they are.

Some Fuerza Pública officers may think that they became agriculturists instead. Officers have chopped down and destroyed nearly a quarter million marijuana plants in the last three months.

The latest count was 190,000 plants at Río Madre de Dios, San Rafael de Borbón, Alta Mira de Bocuare, Alto Bley and Bajo Bley.

Officers from the Policía de Control de Drogas, the Unidad de Intervención Policial, the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea and the Fuerza Pública of the Valle de la Estrella worked from March 23 to 30 chopping the plants.

Some of the plants grow wild, but in the latest effort police officers found indications that the plants were cultivated. There were some in pots for later transport, and officers also located also a bag with 1.3 kilos of marijuana seed.

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