Fake name renter grows 1,100 cannabis plants
The Local · 12 Feb 2015, 13:32
Published: 12 Feb 2015 13:32 GMT+01:00
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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