Two U.S. citizens face allegations of growing marijuana

Judicial Investigating Organization photo Roof sheltered plants from heavy rains.

Two U.S. citizens have been jailed for three months preventative detention each on suspicion that they were involved in a Pérez Zeledón marijuana cultivation operation.

Judicial agents detained the two men, one 30 and the other 39, in San Luis del Ceibo de Pérez Zeledón Friday. Agents said they confiscated 142 marijuana plants.

The growing operation was in a finca or farm where the plants were cultivated through a hydroponic system, said agents.

The agents confiscated an additional six sacks of marijuana, electric generators, florescent lamps, an electric motor and a quadracycle. The name of the men were not available immediately, but the Poder Judicial probably will release this information today.

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