12:30 p.m., May 4
Marijuana plantation destroyed near U.S. border in Baja
Large plants discovered on farm east of Tecate
Authorities located a marijuana plantation near the U.S.-Mexico border in Baja California on Friday, August 9. State authorities said an investigation led officers to the farm, which was located approximately 30 minutes east of the city of Tecate.
The farm was an estimated 5,000 square meters (1.24 acres). Authorities destroyed the plants on the scene, which were up to five feet tall. No suspects were located or arrested at the plantation which lies less than 12 miles south of the border.
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