Shots from cannabis plantations – mystery of seven deaths

US police discovered seven people were shot on an illegal cannabis plantation. The search for the perpetrators is underway. The drugs seized are worth more than a million dollars.

In Southern California, seven people were killed by gunfire on an illegal cannabis plantation. Six victims were found on the spot, one woman later died in hospital of her injuries, the Riverside County Sheriff said at a news conference on Tuesday (local time). The police had been alerted the day before via an emergency call. The bloody act took place in the rural community of Aguanga, about 75 miles northeast of San Diego.

Police assume there are multiple suspects, and there were no arrests initially. According to the sheriff, large quantities of intoxicants were illegally stored and processed on the plantation site. They are said to have found drugs with a street value of more than a million dollars.

The use of cannabis as a stimulant has been permitted in California since 2018. Besides legal cultivation and trade, there are also many illegal plants.

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