By Cathy Elelman • 04 June 2019 • 10:30
SEIZED։ Police found 239 marijuana plants growing in the farmhouse
A COUPLE are under arrest after police found 239 marijuana plants growing in their Almeria city home.
Police charged the Spaniard and his Algerian girlfriend with a crime against public health and with defrauding the power supply, also seizing a bag with 160 grammes of marijuana, 19 transformers, 19 halogen lamps, two air extractors and digital scales.
Investigations into the property began at the end of April on the back of reports there was a farmhouse close to the Andarax park which was being used as an indoor marijuana plantation. Observations of the area and the strong smell of the drug emanating from the property confirmed police suspicions.
The operation revealed the couple, both in their fifties, also lived in the farmhouse. One of them remained in the property at all times, the police said.
Both the man and the woman have criminal records.
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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.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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