Police uncovers marijuana growing operation in Prague

04-05-2011

Prague police have arrested a group of fifteen Czechs and foreigners who are suspected of running a marijuana growing operation, a spokesperson for the police said Wednesday. The suspects come from Vietnam, Canada, and Eastern Europe. Police confiscated over 3000 marijuana plants, five cars and over a million crowns in cash in house searches; they also closed down ten high-capacity indoor growing facilities, as well as two storage facilities for growing equipment. Some of the suspects sold such equipment online as well as in shops across Prague. They could face prison sentences of up to 18 years.