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Fake name renter grows 1,100 cannabis plants

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Fake name renter grows 1,100 cannabis plants
Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa
13:32 CET+01:00
For the past four years, a 60 square metre apartment in Vienna's Reichsapfelgasse has burned through around €100,000 of electricity. When police raided it in January, they found 1,100 cannabis plants under cultivation.

After an anonymous tip, police were directed to a side street off Sechshauserstrasse in Vienna's 15th district, according to a report from the Austrian Press Agency (APA).  There, with the assistance of a drug detection dog, they were able to zero in on a 60 square metre apartment, which turned out to be rented under a false name.

The estimated retail value of the 105 kg of drugs they found is €800,000.  The apartment was outfitted with a high-tech irrigation system, grow lights and electronic controls.  The West Vienna Police are still looking for the real owners of the plantation.


Photo: Vienna Police

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