December 4, 2022

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Innocent eggplant and hemp farm

Innocent eggplant and hemp farm

Aalsmeer – While deployed to a mall in Kudelstaart, officers from the Aalsmeer-Uithoorn base team earlier this week saw a truck driver exhibiting suspicious behavior in one of the many greenhouses in the area. It turns out that the truck’s name has precedents in the cultivation of cannabis. Reason enough for agents to look at the relevant commercial premises, where – at first glance – the innocent eggplant grew. A smoke curtain, as it turned out.

Another search revealed an entrance door to a large protected part of the greenhouse. After moving some boxes and pallets, another space appeared: a 300 square meter cannabis farm. The Southern District Police may have arrived just in time to provide assistance, as the room was filled with the full crop of what should have been hundreds of plants. In the room were bags and buckets filled with a clipped hood, almost ready for sale in the illegal market. A total of four men were captured in the operation, including the man from the truck. A lawsuit was registered against the owner of the greenhouse complex.

Every cannabis plant has been confiscated and will be destroyed. The company was closed for three months by order of the municipality.

Source: Amsterdam Police



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