Two Arrested After 16-Foot-Tall Cannabis Plant Seized By Police In Spain
That's not just a plant, that's a cannabis tree.
It was so big, in fact, that the officers who discovered it had to cut it up into chunks just so they could take it away and dispose of it.
They had obtained a search warrant to search the property in Molina de Segura, south eastern Spain after someone tipped them off to the pungent and recognisable aroma that was emanating from the property.
The details of the people that have been arrested - a man and a woman - have not been released, nor has their nationalities.
They are thought to have been released on bail ahead of their day in court.
The video released by the police in Murcia shows the sheer scale of the thing. Fair play to these two - if nothing else, they're good gardeners.
There won't be any wilted basil plants standing forlorn in the corners of their kitchen, that's for sure.
A spokesperson for the Spanish police said: "The tree was measured before it was cut up and was found to be five metres high (16.4ft high) and around the same width."
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A source added: "The smell was a definite give-away but officers were still pretty shocked when they saw for themselves just how large the plant was.
"More than a plant, it was a tree.
"Normally individual officers can take away two or three cannabis plants at a time during confiscations but it was impossible on this occasion.
"You only have to look at the video footage to see how it towered over the police who participated in the operation.
"The tree had grown to first-floor level and was nearly three times as high as the officers."
Three times as high as the officers, but not nearly as high as anyone who got access to that tree outside of a law enforcement agency could have managed, right?
Seriously though, cannabis is illegal - both in the UK and Spain - and definitely should not be cultivated, especially not to ridiculous heights such as this plant.
Anyway, by now the plant has presumably been destroyed.
The town itself, Molina de Segura, is a town and municipality about six miles from Murcia. It's the fourth largest settlement by population in the province, which is also called Murcia.
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