Peru destroys record 50 ton marijuana

Lima, Aug 5: Peruvian police announced that they have destroyed more than 50 tonnes of marijuana. This is a new record in marijuana haul.

In an operation lasting five days, the police say they located a record 207,000 marijuana plants in two central regions of the country.

According to a report released this week by the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, Peru is the top cocaine producer in the world, followed by Bolivia and Colombia.

Analysts say that little is known about Peru’s marijuana production.

Police Director Gen Raul Salazar said a total of 34.5 hectares (85.25 acres) of marijuana plantations had been destroyed in the La Libertad and Huanaco regions.

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