4 Dec, 2020 @ 20:30
1 min read

Russian man caught running a giant marijuana farm in his villa basement on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Russian Man Caught Running A Giant Marijuana Farm In His Villa Basement On Spain S Costa Blanca

A RUSSIAN man has been arrested for running a marijuana farm in the basement of his Pego villa.

Guardia Civil agents from Pedreguer, Pego, and El Vergel cordoned off the area to stop the 34-year-old escaping from his sizeable property and grounds.

Investigations started when the Guardia got reports of a smell wafting out of the villa.

The basement was crammed with 101 kilos of 295 marijuana plants with the drugs having an estimated market value of over €182,000.

A variety of equipment was seized including gear that was used for an illegal hook up to the electricity supply.

A court appearance saw the Russian imprisoned after bail was denied.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Woman Cheats Death As She Falls Through Balcony Floor In Spain S Valencia City
Previous Story

Woman cheats death as she falls through balcony floor in Spain’s Valencia City

Unlucky Burglar Tries To Rob Home Of Guardia Civil Agent On Spain  S Costa Blanca
Next Story

Neighbours, police and council collaborate in immediate squatter eviction in Spain’s Costa Blanca

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press