More than 2,000 cannabis plants were destroyed by Takeo provincial authorities on Wednesday after six marijuana farms were discovered, police said on Thursday.
Kiri Vong district police chief Sim Meng told The Post on Wednesday that his officers and commune police raided six marijuana farms near an abandoned military base in Preah Bat Chonchum commune’s Chroy village.
“After the operation, police destroyed all six farms and burned 2,115 marijuana plants,” Meng said.
Police, he continued, are on the lookout for the owners of the marijuana farms to be punished in accordance with legal procedure.
He said Preah Bat Chonchum commune is known to be a hotbed of marijuana growing compared to other communes in Kiri Vong district.