Police dismantle marihuana farm with almost 500 plants in Denia

POTTED: The plantation before being dismantled. CREDIT: National Police and Interior Ministry.

THE NATIONAL POLICE has dismantled a major marihuana drugs farm in Dénia, valued at around 200,000 euro on the illicit market.

Almost 500 plants were being cultivated in the hydroponic crop, weighing in at around 40 kilos, all being nurtured through an internal network of lamps which were connected to an illegal electricity supply, thus adding to the charge sheet.

Two men were detained in the raid of the premises, both Spanish nationals aged 36 and 60, accused of crimes against public health and electricity fraud.

The complex operation used 40 high-powered halogen lamps, two large fans, five filters used to disguise the smell, 15 smaller fans, three extractors and numerous other items including a sophisticated irrigation system.

The investigation began last year when investigators were made aware of the premises, their patience paying off this week, resulting in the arrests of the two men who have now been presented to the courts in Dénia.

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