$1.7 Billion Worth Of Pot Seized By The Californian Police Officers

July 30th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

July 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The police personnel in California have uttered that they have seized $1.7 billion worth of marijuana plants in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. The policemen have also incarcerated 97 individuals over the past three weeks on the suspicion of being connected to Mexican drug leagues. Most of the incarcerated individuals happen to be Mexican nationals.

The present director of the ‘Office of National Drug Control Policy’ of America happens to be Gil Kerlikowske. This position is also referred to as the ‘drug czar’ of America. Kerlikowske has asserted that the police officers have unearthed ‘industrialized’ cultivated areas of marijuana.

American authorities are anxiously articulating that Mexican drug leagues are steadily mounting the growth of marijuana in America instead of smuggling it here.

450 detectives from local, state and federal bureaus had been involved in the latest incursions in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California. They detected in excess of 100 sites where the pot was being manufactured criminally.

Margaret Mims happens to be the Fresno County Sheriff. She has voiced that the marijuana plantations of these organized bunch of criminals represented a hazard to the neighboring inhabitants. These criminals prolong their unlawful demeanor during their off-season as well. They perpetrate drug-related and other sadistic actions in the local communities.

Gil Kerlikowske has articulated that extreme devastation had been done by these ‘industrialized’ marijuana fields. He vocalized that the marijuana abolition squads had extracted thousands of pounds of poisonous fertilizers and refuse as well from these sites.

Benjamin Wagner happens to be the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of California. He has mentioned that the federal prosecutors were adopting a more forceful approach of policing this year. The ones incarcerated in these incursions have been indicted with illegal immigration, plot to dole out marijuana, ravages to public property, etc.

The detectives have not yet verified the identity of the Mexican drug leagues involved. Additional arrests are likely to take place in the near future.

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