| In collaboration with the Local Police of Pliego | The two detainees are attributed the alleged responsibility for the crimes of cultivation or drug production and fraud of electric power. More than 20 kilos of marijuana buds have been seized and all the effects used for its production and drug handling They tried to get rid of the drug while investigators were acting The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, in collaboration with the Local Police of Pliego, has developed an operation to prosecute drug trafficking that has resulted in the arrest of two people, the seizure of a large amount of marijuana disposed of in buds and the dismantling of the infrastructure installed in a building in Pliego dedicated to the intensive cultivation of cannabis. The actions began last May, when members of the Civil Guard's Citizen Security Prevention, within the framework of the services established to prevent and prosecute drug trafficking, detected that a house in Pliego, presumably, was cultivated illicitly marijuana. The first steps of the operation allowed the location of the building allegedly linked to the illicit cultivation of marijuana to be located, as well as verifying that behind the alleged responsibility for the crimes investigated was a young couple. Once all the necessary indications were obtained, the entry and registration of the property was carried out last week, with prior judicial authorization.
Moments prior to carrying out the exploitation phase of the operation, after detecting the police presence, one of the suspects tried to get rid of the stored drug by throwing it at the neighbor, trying to burn it in the chimney of the house and pouring it down the drain, These actions are practically unsuccessful. Agents located a dozen plastic bags containing vacuum-packed marijuana buds in the house next to the investigation. The agents detained the two suspects and began the search of the property, where they verified the illegal activity investigated and found, in the garage of the house, the infrastructure dedicated to the illegal cultivation of marijuana intensively and seized more than 21 kilograms of marijuana presented in buds and ready for imminent distribution. The garage of the house, about 150 m2 in area, had been entirely enabled for the intensive cultivation of cannabis and had sophisticated lighting, heating, irrigation and ventilation devices.
After the recent harvest of the last harvest, everything was ready to start the next plantation.
It also had an illegal connection to the electrical network. The suspects have been detained as alleged perpetrators of a crime against public health, for cultivation or preparation of drugs, and for defrauding electricity, for the illicit connection to the electricity grid. The Spanish detainees, aged 23 and 29, residents of Blanca and Abarán, and with a history of similar criminal acts, the drug seized, the effects seized and the proceedings carried out have been brought to the attention of the Investigating Court of Mula (Murcia).
Source: Ministerio del Interior