Kauai police seize more than a dozen coca plants in Kalalau Valley
December 16, 2017 | 77° | Check Traffic

Top News

Kauai police seize more than a dozen coca plants in Kalalau Valley

  • COURTESY KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT

    This image shows coca plants that Kauai police and other law enforcement agencies seized today from Kalalau Valley.

  • COURTESY KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT

    This image shows coca plants that Kauai police and other law enforcement agencies seized today from Kalalau Valley.

Kauai police removed several coca plants and some hashish from Kalalau Valley today, during a two-day joint operation with other law enforcement agencies.

Fifteen mature coca plants, some as tall as six feet, were recovered, Kauai police said. The coca plant is used to produce the active ingredient in cocaine.

Officers also seized one pound of hash, a concentrated form of marijuana, in the area, police said.

“We are in an ongoing battle against drugs on our island,” Kaua‘i Police Chief Darryl Perry said in a statement. “That’s why this week’s operation is considered a success, and I thank all partnering agencies for their work to help prevent a dangerous and illegal drug from circulating (in) our streets.”

Kauai police worked with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, state Narcotics Enforcement Division, Hawaii National Guard, and Maui Police Department.

Comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.