House hides 1,377 marijuana plants
A massive indoor marijuana farm was uncovered in Dénia this week after police noticed a telltale scent coming from an apparently unoccupied house.
A MASSIVE indoor marijuana farm was uncovered in Dénia this week after police noticed a telltale scent coming from an apparently unoccupied house.
Their suspicions were raised when they saw the aircon was running 24 hours a day, even though nobody seemed to be living there and the blackout blinds on the windows were permanently down.
National Police had been tipped off by the electricity company due to the property’s extremely high consumption and the fact it appeared to be connected to the mains illegally, so as to avoid paying any bills.
They traced the occupant, a 35yearold Croatian man, and took him to the station for questioning before searching the building.
As well as the usual hydroponics, halogen lamps, drip irrigation system, refrigeration,
and transformers hooked up illegally to the grid, detectives discovered 1,377 cannabis plants – all at an advanced
stage of growth.
The suspect has been charged with drug dealing and energy fraud.
A ' factory' had been set up at the property