Woman found illegally growing 600 poppy plants

Soldiers destroy poppy plants in a green vegetable field Huổi Po Village, Na Cô Sa Commune in the northern mountainous province of Điện Biên.—Vietnam News/ANN

Na Co Sa Border Guard Station apprehended Ho Thi La, a 47-year-old resident of Huoi Po Village, Na Co Sa Commune, located in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien, for illicitly cultivating poppy plants within a green vegetable field.

Preliminary investigations revealed that approximately 600 poppy plants were in the blooming stage, interspersed among green vegetables, occupying an area of about 30 sq metres within the village.

Upon uncovering the situation, the border guard station collaborated with local authorities to eradicate and remove all poppy plants, and initiated the necessary paperwork for submission to the competent authorities for further legal proceedings. — Vietnam News/ANN

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