Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district police found more than 100 marijuana plants in a forested area at the foot of a mountain in Stoeung Keo commune on Wednesday.
District police officer Chhun Chhim said yesterday that the marijuana plants were found within the forest to hide them from sight of local authorities.
“We found 107 plants,” he said. “We haven’t found the owner. It was grown in the forest on the foot of the mountain which is state land. Villagers doing farming in the area discovered them and reported it police.”
Mr Chhim noted that although the plants had been destroyed, the case remained open because police were seeking to arrest the owner.
“According to the law, growing marijuana is banned,” he said.