Over 40,000 bushes of hemp were found and destroyed in Primorye (the Maritime Territory), a region in the Far East of Russia. An illegal plantation with an area of 3.5 hectares was situated near Dalnerechensk town not far from the border with China.
During a joint operation staffers of the FSB and of the State Narcotics Control Committee of Russia also found about 100 kg of dried hemp which had already been prepared for taking away and further sale. Besides that, tanks which had contained the chemicals used for making narcotics from this plant were found.
The law-enforcement bodies are seeking the persons whom the illegal plantation and the narcolaboratory belonged to.