"Strategic Investigations Department in Kherson region exposed a criminal group, the participants of which equipped an entire plantation for growing hemp bushes in the middle of Kherson sludge," the statement said.
It is reported that criminals aged 24-36, two of them are residents of Kherson, others live in the region. The men grew narcotic plants among the flooded areas on the left bank of Dnieper River using all the necessary technologies.
The harvest was planned to be sold in the region. The value of the seized marijuana is more than 367 thousand dollars, according to black market prices.
1,768 cannabis bushes and 15 kg of dried narcotic plants worth more than $367,000 were found.
Two criminals were detained, two more are wanted. A criminal case was opened concerning "illegal production, manufacture, acquisition, storage, transportation of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues without the purpose of sale"
Investigations are underway.