By Tara Rippin •
Published: 29 Mar 2021 • 15:02
CREDIT: Policia Nacional (file)
Five indoor marihuana plantations shut down in Velez-Malaga.
THREE arrests have been made in connection with cultivating, trafficking and electricity fraud after 745 plants were seized during raids at two properties.
At one of the homes, all of the rooms except the bathroom were set up as an indoor greenhouse, and both floors were illegally hooked up to the public electricity supply network.
The investigation began after members of the public contacted the Local Police station of Velez-Malaga to report the possible existence of marihuana crops in two houses.
Officers identified the residents – two men and one woman – and located the houses in question, verifying that both were illegally connected to the electricity supply while noticing noise and a strong smell emanating from them.
The properties were raided and five separate indoor greenhouses were discovered.
The case is now in the hands of Investigative Court Number Three of Velez-Malaga.
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