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Ganja-growers go hi-tech in St Andrew, indoor cultivation

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2013 | 8:22 AM

The police have launched a probe into what appears to be a major ganja-growing operation on Old Stony Hill Road in St Andrew.

Three men have been taken into custody for questioning.

It is reported that about 11 a.m. Wednesday, members of the St Andrew North Street Crimes Unit along with members of the Divisional Operational Support Team conducted an operation at a premises in the area.

During the operation approximately 100 mature ganja plants were discovered being grown in conditions the investigators say is common in other countries, but is relatively unknown in Jamaica.

The growers make use of high-voltage lamps and air conditioning to mimic the ideal growing conditions for the plants, which are kept in containers indoors.

Investigators uncovered six such rooms on the premises.

A team from the Jamaica Public Service who were also called in, uncovered evidence of meter tampering and the extraction of electricity.


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