Narcotics police in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long seized a large amount of cannabis plants from the house of a local resident on Tuesday.
Police raided the home of Nguyen Van Du, 54, in Binh Minh Town’s Thuan An Commune and found piles of dried cannabis leaves and jars of cannabis leaves soaking in spirits.
When they checked the backyard of the house, they found a number of growing cannabis plants with the average height of 3.5 meters.
Police uprooted canabis plants illegally planted in Dak Lak Province. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre
Do told police he fed the plants to his chickens.
The man has already been fined for illegally growing cannabis in the past.
Police are still investigating.
On June 11, Ho Chi Minh City police uprooted 26 cannabis plants, many of which are up to 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) high, in a small cemetery in Thu Duc District.
The plants belong to Doan Minh Hung, a 55-year-old local who grows them on an empty land plot in a cemetery on an alley off the National Road 13, Thu Duc police said.
The police also seized 11 dried cannabis plants weighing more than 30 kilograms in total.
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