By Cathy Elelman • 06 August 2019 • 9:42
GUARDIA Civil made five arrests in the latest investigations into the illegal cultivation of marihuana in Almeria province.
The detention of 28-year old S.M.M. and 47-year old R.T.T. on charges of crimes against public health and defrauding the power supply followed the discovery of two indoor marijuana plantations in Gador.
Officers seized 426 marijuana plants from two different properties identified by the strong smell of the drug emanating from inside and by way above average electricity consumption.
In a separate operation in Berja Guardia searched six apartments in two blocks and found more than 1,000 marijuana plants and six illegal electricity connections in all. Three middle-aged men are under arrest.
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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.
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