Authorities uncover over 500 cannabis plants on Phu Quoc Island

On Wednesday, Phu Quoc authorities announced the discovery of a marijuana grow operation on the island, destroying over 500 plants and confiscating 38 kilos of cannabis. The plants were hidden on a mango orchard owned by local resident Phan Thanh Long, who claimed to have planted the marijuana four months ago after receiving seeds from someone in Can Tho. Long has since been arrested as the police continue to investigate.