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Marijuana farm hidden in remote ravine raided by police 

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Police officers in Lanzarote have dismantled four greenhouses of marijuana installed in a farm located in a ravine difficult to access in Arrecife. Police have seized 750 kilograms of marijuana and arrested three people as alleged perpetrators of a crime against public health.

“The facilities had all the necessary elements to favour the cultivation and processing of the drug, even having two treadmills valued at 12,000 euros,” said a spokesman.

The investigations began after agents were told of the existence of a marijuana plantation in Tías, in the area known as the Barranco de la Asomada, in a quiet, difficult to access and completely unnoticed estate.

Several agents went to the area to check it out following the anonymous tip-off.

“After carrying out several checks it was observed that there were two construction buildings and three greenhouses on the farm and the existence of numerous marijuana plants both inside and outside the building. In the same way it was found that in charge of the plantation was a British citizen,” said the police.

The farm was raided and three people found inside who were arrested as the alleged authors of a crime against public health. On the premises the agents found hundreds of plants, in different phases of growth, which weighed a total weight of 750 kilograms.

In addition to the narcotic, light panels, electrical material, air extractors, fans, high power halogen bulbs, cannabis containers, fertilizers, fertilizer and two bare machines – valued at 12,000 euros – were involved.