Mexican Army Destroys 340 Marijuana Plantations!

Mexican Army Destroys 340 Marijuana Plantations!
Posted by FoM on January 06, 1999 at 10:02:12 PT

MEXICO CITY Mexican military authorities said Wednesday that in less than two weeks they had destroyed 340 Marijuana plantations covering an area about the size of 100 soccer fields in the southern state of Chiapas. 
The Defense Ministry said between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5, the army in Chiapas destroyed marijuana fields covering 590,700 square yards as well as 135 poppy fields totaling 99,372 square yards, . Poppies provide the raw ingredient for opium and heroin. U.S. anti-drug officials say Mexico is gaining importance as a producer country of the two opiates. Chiapas, site of a five-year-old standoff between Mexican authorities and rebel Zapatista Indians demanding improved rights for Mexico's 10 million indigenous people, is not considered one of Mexico's main marijuana-growing areas. The state, ranked as one of Mexico's poorest, is better known as a transshipment route for narcotics heading through Central America to the United States. 
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help

Post Comment

Name: Optional Password: 
Comment: [Please refrain from using profanity in your message]
Link URL: 
Link Title: