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Massive find in industrial estate: 2500 Cannabis plants discovered in Hennef

Massive find in industrial estate : 2500 Cannabis plants discovered in Hennef

It is the second discovery within a few days: On Monday the police discovered a huge cannabis plantation in Hennef. The officers are searching for the unknown operators.

It is the second large cannabis plantation discovered by police in the Rhein-Sieg district in Hennef within a few days. Following a tip-off, investigators from Criminal Investigation Department 3, on behalf of the Bonn public prosecutor's office, searched an empty production hall on Reisertstrasse in Hennef on Monday. In the hall, the police found a cannabis plantation with more than 2500 plants.

This is the second large cannabis plantation discovered by police in the Rhein-Sieg district within a few days in Hennef. Following a tip-off, the investigators of Criminal Investigation Department 3 searched an empty production hall on Reisertstraße in Hennef on Monday on behalf of the Bonn public prosecutor's office. In the hall, the police found a cannabis plantation with more than 2500 plants.

Last Thursday, customs investigators had already identified a plantation with 1000 plants in a historic building in Bröl, which would have had a street value of about 500,000 euros. According to police reports, the factory hall in the industrial estate was also elaborately equipped with professional lighting and ventilation systems in order to create an optimal environment for the cannabis plants, which would have been ready for harvesting in about four weeks.

According to the police, people were not found in the vacant building. The forensic department has secured extensive material. After completion of the first measures, the growing facility was dismantled. Samples are retained from the plants, the rest is disposed of in a controlled manner. "It is to be assumed that the sales value of the marijuana would have brought in a seven-figure amount with harvesting", said the police. The investigation is ongoing.

Original text: Bettina Köhl

Translation: Mareike Graepel