The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has developed in Mazarrón the operation ‘JONWAY’, an investigation framed in the services aimed at preventing and pursuing drug trafficking, which has culminated with the dismantling of a point of illicit cultivation, handling and distribution of marijuana.
The Benemérita arrested the owner of the house where a clandestine greenhouse had been set up for the illicit cultivation of cannabis, who had also made an illegal connection to the electricity supply and had a firearm and ammunition without the required permit.
The actions began at the beginning of the month, when the Guardia Civil opened the operation to investigate an alleged illicit cultivation of marijuana in a house in a housing estate in the municipality of Mazarrón.
Once the property, which apparently housed a clandestine greenhouse dedicated to the illicit cultivation of marijuana, was located, civil guards specialised in the Prevention of Public Safety established a surveillance device to verify the suspicions.
The investigations carried out by the civil guards led to the discovery of the alleged activity related to the illicit cultivation of marijuana. They also found the existence of an irregular connection of the house under investigation to the electricity supply.
After obtaining all the necessary evidence, with prior judicial authorisation, the Guardia Civil entered and searched the house where they dismantled an indoor type plantation, which at the time had around twenty plants in the process of cultivation. In addition to the drugs, the Civil Guard seized all the elements that made up the greenhouse, such as lighting, ventilation, irrigation and heating devices, and other objects related to drug trafficking, such as precision scales, glass containers, objects for packaging cannabis and cash. The greenhouse had the capacity to grow several hundred cannabis plants annually.
Potentially dangerous dogs and weapons
The investigators also found three dogs, one of which is a potentially dangerous breed, in a storage room attached to the house, with deficiencies in their documentation, for which eight reports were issued for not having a health card for the three dogs, for not having a compulsory anti-rabies vaccination, for not having a licence to keep a potentially dangerous dog and another for not having compulsory insurance.
During the search, the civil guards also found an essential part of a 9mm calibre handgun, as well as a magazine containing four cartridges, which indicated the considerable dangerousness of the detainee.
It was also detected that the arrested person was storing a large quantity of subsidised diesel fuel inside the house, which he used in his vehicle, for which he was also reported for infringement of the law on Excise Duties.
The search culminated in the arrest of the suspect as the alleged perpetrator of crimes against public health for the cultivation or processing of drugs, fraudulent use of electricity and illegal possession of weapons.
The detainee, the seized drugs, the seized effects and the proceedings have been placed at the disposal of the Court of Instruction of Totana (Murcia).