Cannabis farm found on El Hierro
The Civil Guard arrested two men after the discovery of a marijuana plant on the island of El Hierro.
They discovered more than 200 marijuana plants on a finca in La Frontera during an organised raid.
The property was already under investigation when the two men, aged 42 and 66, were spotted at the port of Los Cristianos, having arrived on the ferry. Both face prosecution for a crime against public health and another of belonging to a criminal group.
Police said the men, residents of La Frontera, showed signs of extreme nerves when they spotted Civil Guard officers. They were searched and 2,511 grams of marijuana were found inside a rucksack.
It was later verified that the drugs came from the plantation under investigation and a raid was carried out a few days later. The 234 plants were found in different stages of growth, 79 in an indoor nursery and 155 planted in the annexed farm. Police also seized several plants already dried and separated in buds, as well as leaves that were in an indoor and outdoor dryer, all of them with a total weight of approximately six kilo-grams.
In addition, a compressed air rifle was confiscated, which lacked the correspond-ing authorisation for its possession in Spain, as well as other effects related to the indoor and outdoor cultivation of marijuana.