Though a big city is not a prime location for marijuana plantations, machete-wielding drug police discovered and hacked down a two-hectare cannabis field in southeastern Moscow.
The field in question spanned two hectares in the outlying Nekrasovka District and counted some 640 cannabis plants, Moscow drug police said in a statement on Friday.
Locals alerted police when the field became a gathering place for weed smokers, who have already worn tracks across the plantation.
Officers destroyed the two-meter-tall plants in self-described “Latin American style”. The plants would have sufficed to produce 25 kilograms of marijuana, police said.
Operatives were trying to establish whether the cannabis was wild or cultivated, the report said.