Serbs Earn $ 6,000 per Month in BG Plantations in "Cannabis Paradise"
Bulgarian plantations for marijuana grow оn the sunny hills near San Francisco. Some Bulgarians split property between their relatives, and hire workers from the Balkans - apparently they were more resourceful and hardworking. The owners of the plantations in the region, known in the Balkans as "paradise of cannabis", rarely employ Bulgarians because they do not consider them sufficiently secure. Serbs, Montenegrins and Macedonians are preferred, and they often earn $ 5,000-6,000 a month, reports "BG Voice," quoted by "24 Hours"
Besides legal work, however, it is often the case that Bulgarians offer their workers illegal activities for four times higher pay, says a source who has been living in the United States for 15 years.
Young Serbs go to the United States to experience the "American Dream". They start a well-paid job at the legal marijuana plantations, but very soon they are stepping forward - in the pursuit of quick profits, a criminal career begins with the spread of drugs.
The first step to the abyss is transporting a large amount of marijuana to other US states where it is not legalized. For $ 15-20 thousand a month, Serbs agree to do it and need only a driving license. Often they do not have a place to stay for more than a year because they are constantly on the roads from Los Angeles to New York. The same source of the BG Voice website says that people transporting marijuana sometimes carry cocaine in large black bags. These plantations act as closed communes and workers are forbidden to leave.
Russian and Belarusian women chop marijuana in the kitchen, while men from Serbia and Macedonia work in the field. Only one person is allowed to go to San Francisco to buy food for all workers, the source says. The younger people working in the plantations are often careful with their health and spend months in the field without masks on their faces and without knowing that the plants are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
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