Milions of dollars worth of marijuana goes up in smoke

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Marijuana plantation burs (US Department of Defence photo)

Marijuana plantation burs
(US Department of Defence photo)

Monday, April 7, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The United States department of defence is reporting that a joint military operation involving Belize Defence Force soldiers and Belize police has resulted in the destruction of twenty nine million dollars worth of marijuana.

The operation was carried out during the week of March 15 to March 20.

BDF soldiers board helicopter

BDF soldiers board helicopter

According to a news report compiled by Captain Steven Stubbs and published on the department of defence website, a total of “34 marijuana fields and approximately 57,283 mature marijuana plants” were destroyed.

The exercise was carried out by Joint Task Force-Bravo and the U.S. Embassy Military Liaison Office in Belmopan in partnership with Belizean military and police.

According to the online story “Joint Task Force-Bravo provided aviation support, on-call casualty evacuation and caving ladder training for 52 Belizean personnel who participated in the operation.”

 

Click here for the full report on the joint military operation that saw the destruction of US$29 million worth of marijuana.

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