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BNN destroys 35 hectares of marijuana fields in Aceh

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram | Wed, May 15 2013 | 04:22 pm
BNN destroys 35 hectares of marijuana fields in Aceh Harmful plants: National Narcotics Agency (BNN) chief Comr.Gen.Anang Iskandar, accompanied by officials of the agency and Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) police pull out cannabis plants grown in a 35 hectare area in Pulo Kemukiman Lamteuba village, Seulimeum district, Aceh Besar, NAD, on Monday. (Courtesy of BNN)

 

Harmful plants. National Narcotics Agency (BNN) chief Comr.Gen.Anang Iskandar, accompanied by officials of the agency and Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) police pull out cannabis plants grown in a 35 hectare area in Pulo Kemukiman Lamteuba village, Seulimeum district, Aceh Besar, NAD, on Monday. (Courtesy of BNN)

National Narcotics Agency (BNN) officials, in cooperation with the Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Police, destroyed 35 hectares of marijuana fields in Pulo Kemukiman Lamtebua village, Seulimeum district, Aceh Besar regency, on Monday, as part of their effort to reduce the amount of cannabis grown in the province and its surrounding areas.

BNN spokesperson Yessi Weningati said that the crushing of cannabis farms in Aceh was led by BNN chief Comr.Gen. Anang Iskandar.

'€œThe crushing of 35 hectares of cannabis fields is the first of such kind carried out this year. They were located in Pulo Kemukiman Lamteuba, Seulimeum district, Aceh Besar. It took around two-and-a-half hours to travel by car from Banda Aceh city to the sites,'€ she said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

In the operation, dozens of officers from the province'€™s police and BNN yanked out cannabis plants grown in the fields and set fire to them.

The operation commenced when the agency received information detailing hectares of cannabis fields in Pulo Kemukiman Lamtebua village around one month ago, prompting a preliminary investigation jointly conducted with the local police that began on May 3.(ebf)

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