BRAWLEY — Some 100 cultivated marijuana plants were seized from an agricultural field north of this city this week as part of a joint operation by local law enforcement agencies.
The field is owned by R & R Land & Cattle Co. of Brawley, and farmed by Salico Farms, a company owned by Niaz Mohamed, according to Marty Mohamed, Niaz's son, who was interviewed by this newspaper this morning.
R & R is a partnership made up of several owners, Marty Mohamed said.
An official with the Imperial County Narcotic Task Force, who asked not to be named, said those who farm and own the property are not under suspicion in relation to the drug seizure.
The official declined to name the land owner.
District Attorney Gilbert Otero confirmed this morning Niaz Mohamed does farm the property.
The seizure was made Tuesday by authorities with NTF, the county Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Border Patrol.