PHNOM PENH, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian police destroyed 25,325 marijuana plants in southern Takeo province during raids on Wednesday, the National Police website reported.
Police raided on 77 different locations in Kiri Vong district's Preah Bat Chonchum commune, along the Vietnamese border, and seized the cannabis, as the growers had escaped, said Yuk Saran, police chief of Kiri Vong district.
"Some 25,325 cannabis plants in 77 locations were cut down and set on fire," he was quoted as saying by the National Police website.
In February, police also destroyed more than 40,000 marijuana plants in the same commune.
The crackdown was part of the six-month anti-illicit drug campaign that the Southeast Asian nation launched on January 1, 2017. According to government figures, some 6,132 people were arrested in 2,677 drug-related cases during the first three months of the campaign.