Homegrown hash factory discovered in Almeria

INDOOR PLANTATION: Police found nearly 350 marijuana plants in the property. Credit: Police National Interior

THREE men are under arrest after police found nearly 350 marijuana plants growing in a property in the Pescaderia neighbourhood of Almeria city.

A police search also netted a kilo of marijuana buds and items like halogen lamps and ventilators for promoting the plant growth. A search of a second property led to the seizure of a gun and 20 bullets.

Police investigations into a possible indoor marijuana plantation in the area began in March. Surveillance operations and the smell emanating from the property confirmed police suspicions.

One of the detainees, a 67-year old man, lived in the property. Police said he had been responsible for keeping an eye on the plants. The other two, 18 and 22-year old brothers, went there every day to tend to the crop and pick it when ready.

All three face charges of a crime against public health and defrauding the power supply.

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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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