The estimated value of the seized drugs is $500 million.
Employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration of the Oregon State Police during a search of warehouses in the settlement of White City seized about 230 tons of illegal marijuana with an estimated value of $ 500 million. The state police announced this on their website.
During the operation, which lasted more than two days, the police searched five warehouses. As a result of investigative measures, in addition to illegal marijuana, firearms were seized.
Also during the operation, law enforcement officers detained more than 100 people. After the interrogation, they were released. Some of the detainees were migrant workers who lived in the warehouses. An investigation is underway. According to preliminary estimates, it will last several weeks.
In 1973, Oregon abolished criminal liability for possession of marijuana. However, her illegal hiding should be punished.