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Police responding to Estepona house fire discover marijuana grow house

The house where the fire broke out.
The house where the fire broke out. / SUR
  • A British man was arrested after equipment needed for indoor cultivation of the drug was found at the scene of the fire

A 27-year-old British man was arrested on Sunday after Local Police and firefighters responding to a house fire in Estepona discovered an apparent indoor marijuana plantation.

The officers found that a marijuana grow house was apparently being assembled in the basement after they spotted a large number of electrical transformers, lamps, heat bulbs, smoke extractors, plant pots, and other items needed for this type of indoor cultivation.

Further investigations carried out by the National Police found that the home was illegally hooked onto the public power grid. It was for this alleged offence that the British man was arrested.