Police uncover major indoor marijuana plantation hidden in rural properties

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SET-UP: Police found a fully functioning plantation with more than 2,500 marijuana plants CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE have uncovered a major indoor marijuana plantation hidden in two rural properties on the outskirts of Almeria city and made five arrests.

The operation was initially launched in July.

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At first glance it looked as though the properties were used as a home and as a place to store farming implements.

But a strong smell of marijuana in the air, air-conditioning units operating 24 hours a day and intense surveillance of the zone by the detainees were all clues as to what was really going on inside.

When police went in earlier this month they discovered a fully functioning indoor marijuana plantation with a complex irrigation and temperature control system and more than 2,500 marijuana plants at different stages of growth.


One of the detainees tried to make a run for it, barefoot and wearing just a pair of tracksuit bottoms. Officers caught up with him just minutes later.

The five arrested face charges for drug trafficking and for defrauding the power supply.


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