Up to 20 hectares are occupied by plantations of four-meter hemp in south of Kazakhstan

Date: 15:11, 16-05-2022.

Astana.  May 16. KazTAG - Up to 20 hectares are occupied by plantations of 4-meter hemp in the south of Kazakhstan, said Askar Mukhametkaliyev, acting head of the department for combating drug trafficking .
“In the southern regions, in the pre-sandy remote areas, entire plantations of Indian marijuana are cultivated which reach 4 m. In order not to draw attention to such fields, workers are on site from May to October, they are periodically brought food and everything they need. (…) Every year about 60 such plantations are identified and destroyed. This is approximately 20 hectares of land sown with cultivated marijuana. More than 20 tons of drugs are seized annually,” said the report.
He stressed that in order to reveal such facts, from June to October, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, together with the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Guard, makes helicopter overflights of the Kyzylorda region and adjacent areas.

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