By Cathy Elelman • 13 November 2019 • 18:30
SNIFFED OUT: Guardia officers discovered the marijuana plants after noticing a strong smell of the drug coming from the property.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
AN Alpujarras farmer is under arrest after Guardia Civil found getting on for 2,000 marijuana plants growing on his property.
Guardia Civil detained the 53-year old as part of an investigation into illegal marijuana production in the Illar area.
Officers searching the zone noticed a strong smell of marijuana search coming from his property. A search revealed there was a 50sqm indoor planation and a 3,000sqm greenhouse dedicated to growing the drug.
In all officers seized 1,890 plants, along with lamps, extractors, air-conditioning units and ventilators.
The detainee voluntarily handed over 400 grammes of marijuana buds prepared for drying which were inside the house.
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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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