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With an increasing number of local people becoming interested in marijuana, folks are stepping in to fill the whole ‘supply and demand’ thing … and it can be profitable, with the price of one gram of decent quality cannabis flower reportedly costing at least NT$1,000 these days.

Cops have begun discovering fields in rural places — esp. in the back hills of Tainan and Chiayi, which have many mountains with many small farms.

Two suspects were the latest to be snared, after a tip-off.

The Taipei Times Reports:

“Law enforcement agencies on Friday raided a farm in rural Tainan, seizing cannabis plants worth an estimated NT$90 million (US$2.96 million) and detaining two men.

The two suspects, 28-year-old Hsu Po-han (許柏漢) and 30-year-old Tai Chun-te (戴俊德), have prior convictions for drug possession … Hsu and Tai rented several plots of land on a farm in Tainan’s Guantian District (官田) to grow cannabis, some of which was for their personal use, but the majority was to be sold, prosecutors said.”

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/07/24/2003675204

If convicted, the men face anywhere from seven years to over a decade behind bars.

 

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