DRUG HUB: Police uncover marihuana plantation in El Ejido

GIVEAWAY: Neighbours reported a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the property.

POLICE uncovered an indoor marihuana plantation and distribution centre in a house in El Ejido.
Reports from neighbours there was a strong smell of the drug emanating from the property prompted the launch of investigations, officers’ own observations of the house suggesting it was being used to grown marihuana.
The investigation culminated with a search of the property leading to the discovery of 167 marijuana plants and 22.5 kilos of the drug prepared for sale. Police arrested a 24 and 35-year old.
This was the fourth El Ejido police operation against the illegal cultivation and sale of marihuana in the last month, resulting in nine detentions in total and the seizure of 84 kilos of the drug.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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