Incursions into paradise

Drug operations tied to cartels plague national parks

Marijuana cultivation evidence is being held in a bunker at Sequoia National Park, Calif.
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / December 2, 2005

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SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- In this majestic, sprawling wilderness on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, hikers are being warned about more than black bears and rattlesnakes. Now, back-country visitors are being cautioned about armed guards, booby traps, and trip wires that protect a skyrocketing increase of marijuana cultivation on public land in California. (Full article: 1371 words)

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