| The arrested person is accused of an alleged crime against public health for cultivation and drug manufacturing; and fraud of electric fluid | 142 sativa cannabis plants and the necessary supplies for their indoor cultivation have been seized in the store of the establishment Daily electricity consumption could be compared to that of ten homes The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has carried out the operation 'Iriscen' in Totana, an investigation that has culminated in the dismantling of a marijuana greenhouse hidden in the warehouse of a second-hand vehicle purchase and sale establishment, where they have 142 cannabis sativa plants have been seized. The person who ran the establishment has been arrested as an alleged perpetrator of crimes against public health, for cultivation and drug manufacturing; and fraud of electric fluid. The investigation began in the middle of last May, when the Civil Guard detected a strong smell of marijuana that came from inside a warehouse dedicated to the sale of second-hand vehicles from Totana. The investigations carried out around this property revealed that the ship had several compressors for air conditioning devices and that these were operating continuously. The windows, moreover, had been blocked so that the movements made there could not be seen from the outside. The evidence obtained revealed an alleged illegal activity related to the intensive cultivation of marijuana plants, so information was requested about the electricity consumption of the premises, which allowed us to know that there was a direct connection to the network, without a contract or meter.
Experts from the electricity company made a measurement whose consumption intensity was equivalent to that of ten homes in the same time slot. Recently, the civil guards have carried out the examination of the property where they have found, inside a warehouse, 142 plants of sativa cannabis in an advanced state of growth, in addition to fertilizers and electrical devices used to promote indoor cultivation of the plants.
. The person who ran the premises has been detained as the alleged perpetrator of the crimes of cultivation and drug manufacturing; and fraud of electric fluid. The arrested man, 50 years old, Spanish and a neighbor of Totana, the drug and the seized materials, along with the proceedings investigated, has been brought to the attention of the Investigating Court of Totana (Murcia). The 'Iriscen' operation has culminated in the dismantling of an indoor greenhouse for marijuana, hidden in the warehouse of an establishment for the sale and purchase of second-hand vehicles, located in Totana, where 142 plants and the necessary supplies for their cultivation and handling, such as about a thousand liters of liquid manure, fans, lamps, transformers and air conditioning devices.
Source: Ministerio del Interior