Rainbow, Calif. - Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered a clandestine marijuana growing operation as a total of 95 mature marijuana plants were eradicated near Rainbow, Calif.
Agents located the illegal operation while patrolling a remote area nearly one mile west of Interstate 15.
This was the second marijuana growing operation that agents discovered within the past week in North County. On August 12, agents located and eradicated 930 marijuana plants that were being grown throughout a remote five acre plot about one mile west of Interstate 15 near Bonsall, Calif.
No arrests were made in either incident.
The marijuana plants were turned over to a multi-agency anti-drug task force.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.