Puerto Rico Police Discover the Island’s Largest Greenhouse
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police said they raided the island’s largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse on Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former drug treatment center .
Police Commissioner Antonio López Figueroa said officers discovered the greenhouse in the northern town of Carolina, just east of the capital San Juan, after receiving a complaint about possible human trafficking. He said no one was found inside the three-story building.
Officials said the plants were nearly six feet (two meters) tall and extra marijuana had been packaged and was ready for distribution. They said they also found weapons at the site.
López said the investigation is ongoing and police are looking to find those responsible for what he called industrial pot production.
The US territory legalized medical marijuana in 2015 via executive order, but it has not decriminalized the substance despite recent debate over the issue following proposals to allow personal possession of 14 grams to 28 grams.