From the looks of that picture people will be getting high regardless of the drug bust, sheesh…
Food still sat on the camp dinner table Friday, abandoned three days earlier by workers fleeing soldiers who stumbled on their lush, mesh-covered oasis stretching across the harsh Baja California desert.
Two men were caught in the camp and 56 others were rounded up in the area around what the Mexican government calls the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country…
…Army officers said the vast farm just 1½ miles (2.5 kilometers) from the main federal highway in Baja California state appeared to be the work of the Sinaloa cartel. The same gang was tied to Mexico’s largest bust of marijuana packaged for sale last fall and sophisticated underground border tunnels discovered in November, both also in Baja California.
No one has been charged in the raid on the huge pot farm late Tuesday. The suspected workers are still being questioned.
Two of the men said they were from Sinaloa state, headquarters of the Sinaloa cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most-wanted fugitive. The farm was in remote territory of the Baja peninsula, 280 miles (450 kilometers) south of Tijuana, that is believed to be controlled by Guzman’s cartel.
“There are indications that these are zones of the Sinaloa cartel,” said infantry Maj. Bernardo Rafael Sanchez, spokesman for the army’s second region, which covers the border states of Baja California and Sonora.
How do you get rid of all that purple piff?
Troops have begun destroying the operation by burning the marijuana plants. Landeros said it would take a week.
Last October, Mexican authorities made their largest-ever seizure of marijuana packaged for sale, a record 148 tons (134 metric tons) found in a number of tractor trailers and houses in Tijuana, which is across the border from San Diego.
148 TONS?! Looks like there could be a huge “drought” coming to a hood near you…