Pot Plantations In Areas Affected by Forrest Fires

The judicial police found nearly 600 marijuana plants planted in the field of Chiripa, near the area affected by the fire in the La Amistad International Park.

Police information shows that marijuana plants were burned in one part and another were still in excellent condition. Some plants were taken to a laboratory for analysis.

For the moment, is maintained at 150 the amount of hectares affected by the fire.

This afternoon, it was reported that there is only one helicopter in the area working on fire mitigation efforts.

The representative of the National System of Conservation Areas in the area of Friendship, Luis Sanchez, said the fire remains confined, but not extinguished.

The yellow alert in the area affected by forest fire is maintained until further notice.