Swedish police seize thousands of baffling cannabis plants
TT/The Local · 17 Sep 2008, 09:00
Published: 17 Sep 2008 09:00 GMT+02:00
According to the Skånska Dagbladet newspaper, the police were so overwhelmed with the work of harvesting the plants that they were forced to call a landscaping company to assist with the operation.
Police have yet to rule out the possibility that the plants are in fact industrial hemp, rather than marijuana.
“But if someone is growing hemp they usually keep a pretty close eye on it,” said Persson.
“And if they are drugs, it’s no good to have 15,000 plants which any private individual can take. That’s why we confiscated it.”
As of Tuesday evening, the police had no suspects in the case, Persson added.