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Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA) – The Empat Lawang police discovered a two-hectare marijuana field in a farmland near Batu Jungul Village, Muara Pinang Sub-district, Empat Lawang District, South Sumatra, a police officer stated on Friday.

The police personnel found two thousand cannabis trees measuring 1.5 to 2.5 meters in height and arrested a man, only identified as ASM, 40, Empat Lawang Police Chief Adjunct Sen. Coms. Dody Surya Putra stated.

ASM was apprehended in a hut, built about one kilometer away from the marijuana field, while the owner, only identified as BUD, escaped the raid that the police had launched on January 30.

“The police are on the hunt for BUD,” he remarked, adding that the Empat Lawang police could uncover the case owing to the local residents’ tip-off about the marijuana field.

He further spoke of having directly led the police operation during which they had to walk for nine hours to reach the marijuana field.

“We have uprooted all of the marijuana plants and burned 1,970 of them. The remaining 30 plants are seized to be then examined in the police forensic laboratory for evidence of crime,” he stated.

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The police also found 100 kg of dried marijuana inside ASM’s hut. Some 96 kilograms had been burned while the remaining four kilograms were confiscated as evidence of crime, he revealed.

The police charged ASM under Indonesia’s Law No. 35 of 2009 on Narcotics that…

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