A billion dollars in marijuana was seized by police in North Los Angeles!
The largest bust in Los Angeles County history, the 373,000 plants are valued at nearly $1 billion.
The ten-day operation called "Marijuana Eradication Operation" culminated in 131 arrests and more than 33,000 pounds of harvested marijuana plants seized into police control. Aerial surveillance spotted 500 illegal grows in the area of operation. The mission only took out 205 of the bountiful amounts of plants residing in nearby counties.
“This is not a war on the legal cannabis business in California,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia, a representative of the area.
“What we want to do is send a clear and loud message to all the cartels and anyone doing illegal operations in the high desert,” Sheriff Villanueva said in a news release. “Your days here are over and we’re coming for you.”