Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police find cannabis in high place

Police find cannabis in high place

A joint force of local and provincial police in Kampot on Friday burned down more than 1,000 marijuana plants growing on the side of a mountain, according to an official involved in the operation.

In Sokhorn, chief of staff at the Kampot provincial police department, said the plants were discovered on Nak Ta mountain in Teuk Chhou district’s Stung Keo commune. No one has been arrested and the police have no suspects yet, Sokhorn added.

The thick and difficult to access woods shielded the plants from view, though Sokhorn did not say how the police discovered them.

“After the crackdown, police kept tracing the place for a few days to target the owner of the marijuana plantation, but we have not targeted the owner yet since it is located in the deep forest about 20 kilometres away from the road,” Sokhorn said.

He described the plants as relatively short in height, leading him to believe that they had not been in the ground that long.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all.

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern