Mexican drug cartels growing huge quantities of marajuana in California
Police in California say they have seized $1.7bn worth of marijuana plants in the Sierra Nevada mountains.I am glad they found it, but it makes you wonder why they had not noticed it before. It will take a real big bonfire to destroy that much dope.
They have also arrested 97 people over the past three weeks, most of them Mexican nationals believed to have ties with Mexican drug cartels.
White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said police had found industrial-sized plantations of marijuana.
Experts say Mexican cartels are increasingly growing marijuana in the US, rather than smuggling it there.
450 officers from local, state and federal agencies took part in the raids in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California.
They found more than a hundred locations where marijuana was being grown illegally.