The arrested has been remanded in custody |
A person has been arrested as an alleged perpetrator of the crimes of cultivation and manufacture of drugs, and of fraud of electric fluid
Approximately 400 cannabis sativa plants have been seized in an advanced state of growth, as well as abundant electrical and electronic material to facilitate intensive indoor cultivation
The power supply had been fraudulently captured from the network
The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of services aimed at preventing and prosecuting drug trafficking, has developed Operation ALBUVERDE, an investigation that has resulted in the discovery of a marijuana plantation, indoor type, in an industrial warehouse in Albudeite where 396 cannabis sativa plants have been seized in an advanced state of growth, as well as abundant electrical and electronic material to facilitate indoor cultivation.
The investigation has culminated with the arrest of a male, 36 years of age and of Spanish nationality as alleged author of the crimes of cultivation and manufacture of drugs, and defraudation of electricity.
The investigation began at the beginning of the month, when the Civil Guard located an industrial warehouse, located in the municipality of Albudeite, from where a strong and characteristic smell of marijuana emanated.
After carrying out the first surveillance, the agents verified that the site did not show signs of any work activity and that, in addition, it was fraudulently connected to the electricity supply network.
From that moment, the Meritorious established a series of discreet surveillance devices that allowed to verify the constant noise of motors in operation, in spite of the state of semi-abandonment that presented the ship.
Recently, and once obtained the necessary indications, the Civil Guard has deployed a police device that has allowed the arrest of the person who was in charge of the crop.
This is a 36-year-old man of Spanish nationality, who is allegedly responsible for the crimes of growing and making drugs, and for defrauding electric power.
The registry of the ship has culminated with the seizure of 396 cannabis sativa plants in an advanced stage of growth, as well as 70 bulbs and ballasts, five air conditioners, six fans, odor filters and air extractors.
Operation ALBUVERDE has allowed to dismantle a sophisticated greenhouse of marijuana plants that had been enabled inside an industrial warehouse located in Albudeite.
For this, they had established a structure with plates and aluminum profiles, equipped with the necessary means to maximize the intensive production of cannabis sativa, which was later manipulated for distribution.
The arrested, the marijuana plants and the seized effects, as well as the diligences instructed have been made available to the Magistrate's Court of Mula (Murcia) who has ordered his entry into preventive detention.
Source: Ministerio del Interior