300-Acre Marijuana Farm Found In Mexico

WO-AG289_MEXPOT_G_20110714185102The Mexican military says it is the the biggest pot farm ever uncovered. The crop will likely be cut and burned — one wonders about the effects on residents in nearby areas. Via the Wall Street Journal:

Mexican soldiers discovered one of the largest marijuana plantations ever found in the country, just 200 miles south of San Diego, Calif., the Mexican Defense Ministry said. The plantation, in Baja California, stretched as far as the eye could see—totaling some 296 acres. The crop would yield about 120 metric tons and be worth an estimated $160 million.

Video of the plantation showed a sophisticated system of piped-in irrigation to support the plants, some of which were several feet tall, according to the Associated Press. The plantation was shielded by a black screen.

Mexico’s army hailed the find as the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country, saying the field was four times the size of a notorious bust in 1984 at a ranch called “El Bufalo” in northern Chihuahua state.

But experts questioned the military’s claim, saying the Bufalo field was far bigger. Several Mexican press reports say El Bufalo stretched for 1,344 acres, quoting officials at the time. Press reports from the time also said police found anywhere from 2,500 to 6,000 tons of marijuana at the ranch—worth more than $3.2 billion to $8 billion in today’s prices.

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    I would also cut and burn that but not quite the same way they did.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    I would also cut and burn that but not quite the same way they did.

  • jasonpaulhayes

    I would also cut and burn that but not quite the same way they did.

  • E.B. Wolf

    Sounds like someone’s “look the other way”bill was late.

  • E.B. Wolf

    Sounds like someone’s “look the other way” payment was late.

    • threepipeproblem

      Exactly… you don’t “discover” a 300 acre farm.  They forgot to bribe someone

  • Mamagriff50

    Be nice to be down wind when they burn it…..:]

  • Mamagriff50

    Be nice to be down wind when they burn it…..:]

  • Peachy

    Cheech and chong been working hard these last few years

  • Peachy

    Cheech and chong been working hard these last few years

  • DeepCough

    The shitty thing about the War on Drugs is that we the people collect no spoils, rather, the government takes the spoils or destroys them completely. Such terrible policy.

  • DeepCough

    The shitty thing about the War on Drugs is that we the people collect no spoils, rather, the government takes the spoils or destroys them completely. Such terrible policy.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Yeah, thank god they stopped this incredibly dangerous scourge on the youth of the United States of America before it could continue to damage them beyond all repair. /Sarcasm.

  • Anarchy Wolf

    Yeah, thank god they stopped this incredibly dangerous scourge on the youth of the United States of America before it could continue to damage them beyond all repair. /Sarcasm.

  • Marklar_Prime

    I swear your honor, it was strictly for personal use.

  • http://twitter.com/Marklar_Prime Marklar Kronkite

    I swear your honor, it was strictly for personal use.

  • wizard

    :( 

  • wizard

    :( 

  • wizard

    :( 

  • threepipeproblem

    Exactly… you don’t “discover” a 300 acre farm.  They forgot to bribe someone

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