Santa Ana marijuana hydroponics setup confiscated by agents

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Públca photo Interior of building housing the plants.

Early rising judicial officers entered a marijuana growing operation in Santa Ana at 6 a.m. Thursday and then detained a man suspected of being linked to the operations in Paso Ancho at his home.

Agents said the property had two storage buildings, and one was air conditioned and fully equipped for the hydroponic cultivation of marijuana. They said they confiscated 800 plants, seven kilos of marijuana ready for sale and three vehicles. They said the investigation has been going on since April. Agents have been making a steady stream of arrests related to hydroponic cultivation of marijuana.

In an unrelated police action Fuerza Pública officers Thursday afternoon detained a 20 year old and a 16-year-old minor at Avenida 7 at Calle 0 and discovered what they reported to be about 1.4 kilos of marijuana. Police said it appeared that the individuals had arrived in town from Limón by bus.

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