AN unnamed British man has been arrested after agents representing Malaga’s Nature Protection Service stumbled across an extensive marihuana plantation at his home in Colmenar.
The discovery was made during a routine inspection of potentially illegal properties in the Montes de Malaga natural park, as officers peered over the expat’s garden wall.
The green-fingered Brit was evidently none too concerned about the potential of being rumbled since the patrol spotted the illicit vegetation growing in a glass greenhouse located within an interior patio.
Suspecting that there may be a full scale drug factory on the property, the crafty officers retreated before applying for a search warrant, which was duly approved.
They then returned to the house, where they unearthed 101 cannabis plants in various stages of maturity, plus a sophisticated system for indoor cultivation, using which temperature, humidity and light could be accurately controlled.
The homeowner was arrested at the scene, while a kilogram of prepared buds, 40 grams of hashish pollen, €5,870 in cash and a vehicle were seized in addition to the plants and equipment.