Mexican soldiers yesterday raided a 300-acre marijuana farm in Baja California — a find that authorities say is the biggest in the country's storied drug-growing history. General Alfonso Duarte told Reuters, "This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country," and guessed that it was staffed by as many as 60 people.
However, the Wall Street Journal spoke with analysts who say yesterday's find is smaller than the 1984 discovery of "El Bufalo" weed ranch in the state of Chihuahua, which was 1,344 acres. The experts told the paper this latest claim was probably made to boost low morale among Mexican law enforcement. Either way, it's a sad day for connoisseurs of dirt weed. Watch a helicopter flyover of the farm above.