Mexican soldiers on Thursday discovered 300 acres (120 hectares) of Marijuana plants tended by dozens of men in San Quintin, about 350 km (220 miles) away from Tijuana, General Alfonso Duarte said.

The plant located in a remote desert surrounded by cactuses, is the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country and is four times larger than the previous record discovery by authorities at a ranch in northern Chihuahua State in 1984.

Duarte said that the plants, which grew up to 8 feet, would be destroyed and that most of the men tending them have been captured. Located in the state of Baja California, about 200 miles (320km) south of San Diego, California, the plantation's crops were worth an estimated $160 million.

Have a look at the colossal Marijuana field: