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The Civil Guard dismantles a clandestine marijuana greenhouse in Fortuna (19/12/2019)

About 300 plants and all the necessary elements for cultivation have been seized

This is the third action against the illicit cultivation of marijuana during the last days

The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of services aimed at preventing and prosecuting drug trafficking, has developed an investigation in Fortuna that has resulted in the dismantling of a sophisticated clandestine greenhouse dedicated to the illicit cultivation of cannabis sativa in Fortuna, where the young man who ran him as the alleged perpetrator of drug trafficking crime has been arrested.

In the two registries carried out in a house and an industrial building in Fortuna, the Benemérita has dismantled a clandestine greenhouse with around 300 plants and all the necessary elements for its cultivation, such as lighting, heating, irrigation and ventilation devices.

The proceedings began when the Civil Guard detected the existence of an illicit production point of cannabis sativa in Fortuna, so the corresponding investigation was opened to verify the facts and clarify them.

The first investigations led the civil guards to an industrial building and a dwelling in the fortunero municipality, where a young man resided, so this person and the buildings he used were established as the main objective.

As a result of the investigation, the Civil Guard found the considerable size of the clandestine plantation.

The suspect had rented the ship simulating that he was performing in the same parcel reception works, but, in fact, he had enabled a stay inside the industrial warehouse and had equipped it with sophisticated lighting, heating, irrigation and ventilation devices, to develop the illicit cultivation of cannabis sativa, making a fraudulent connection to the industrial electricity supply with high consumption.

The established surveillance device allowed verifying that the suspect was a neighbor of Murcia and that he temporarily moved his residence to Fortuna to develop the criminal activity now clarified.

It was also found that he was taking high security measures to avoid being detected.

During the last days, prior judicial authorization, the Civil Guard has made the entry and registration of both properties.

The clandestine marijuana greenhouse has been found in the industrial warehouse, which at that time was about 300 cannabis plants in the production phase.

The greenhouse was in two large rooms, thermally and soundproofed by panels.

It had a large amount of electrical and electronic equipment with a very sophisticated installation and illegally connected to the power grid.

In addition, its infrastructure prevented the emanation of odors characteristic of these plantations.

The search culminated in the arrest of the suspect as the alleged perpetrator of the crimes of cultivation or processing of drugs and fraud of electric fluid.

Entry into prison of the arrested

The repeat offender in this type of crime, the seized drug, the effects seized and the proceedings taken have been made available to the Court of Instruction of Cieza (Murcia), which has decreed the prisoner's entry into prison.

Third blow to drug trafficking during the last days

The culmination of this operation adds the third blow to the illicit cultivation of marijuana killed by the Benemérita during the last days, after the development of the operation 'Moicomo', in Murcia and Santomera, in which a criminal group, consisting of three young and dedicated to the intensive cultivation of marijuana, in which a clandestine greenhouse with 500 plants was dismantled;

and the operation 'Carrasmar' carried out in the ceheginera district of La Carrasquilla, in this case in collaboration with the Local Police of Cehegín, which resulted in the dismantling of a criminal group that ran an indoor marijuana plantation enabled in a property.

During these actions the three members of the criminal group were arrested and 80 marijuana plants were seized.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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