By Cathy Elelman • 09 December 2019 • 21:00
SUSPICIOUS: Two individuals were observed constantly coming and going, sometimes with gardening tools.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GUARDIA Civil found 171 marijuana plants growing inside a Roquetas de Mar property following complaints from local residents.
Calls to the Guardia from people living in the area about the overwhelming smell of the drug and the constant noise emanating from the property prompted the launch of investigations into a possible indoor marijuana plantation.
The Guardia reported all the windows on the property in question had been covered and the only ventilation came from small holes covered with polyurethane foam.
In surveillance of the location two individuals were observed constantly coming and going, sometimes with gardening tools, and their vehicles were identified.
In the last phase of the operation officers searched the property. They found the marijuana plants distributed around various rooms and the two suspects inside. They also located an illegal hook up to the power network.
Officers arrested the pair on drug charges and for defrauding the electricity supply.
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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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