"The massive scale of this marijuana-growing operation is staggering and unprecedented in the history of Clark County," said task force Cmdr. Mike Cooke. "When viewed on a map of Clark County, it's clear that this group has made Clark County a major producer of marijuana on the West Coast."
The number of warrants served in one day in such a concentrated area is unheard-of, Cooke added. Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp added it was "huge" and "unprecedented."
Police say that the alleged grow houses were run by a Vietnamese crime syndicate that they have been investigating since 2009.
Neighbors around the houses reported that "fancy cars" would show up at the houses late at night, and during the day it seemed like they were vacant.
Big raids like this are just one more reason to legalize marijuana. Vietnamese crime syndicates typically don't bother selling legal products.