Opium poppies found in University of Cajamarca


Yesterday in the National University of Cajamarca, officials found a field of 580 Opium Poppy buds. Investigations showed that these were planted and used to extract the latex, which has a high hallucinogenic power and great commercial value in the black market. Until now authorities have no leads on who planted the flowers or if there are any more such beds nearby fields. The university confirmed that the flowers have been part of the scenery for years. All the poppies found so far have been gathered and burnt.