Police follow their noses to stinky drugs find

DRUGS: Guerilla growing is an increasingly popular trend say police. Photo credit: International Carnographic

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a man after residents complained about the smell coming from his property.

The 37-year-old is accused of growing cannabis in his Mojacar home.

The pungent stench of his home-made farm and the chemicals he used on it became so strong that residents of the Barranco Las Pepas neigbourhood were forced to make a complaint to police.

Officers attended the area and followed their noses to the property where they discovered a total of 14 marihuana plants as well as equipment used in their cultivation.

The illegal vegetation was found to be hidden among legal plants in a form of camouflage police refer to as ‘guerrilla cultivation’.