Cops Bust Pot Plantation With Google Earth

Swiss farmers find they can't hide crop from satellite images

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 30, 2009 6:52 AM CST

(Newser) – Swiss cops using Google Earth to check out the addresses of two suspects discovered a 2-acre marijuana plantation hidden in a field of corn, reports the AP. The bust led to the arrest of 16 men, suspected of selling 7 tons of marijuana and hashish during the last 4 years. "It was an interesting chance discovery," commented the chief of Zurich police's narcotics unit.

Swiss police found a 2-acre marijuana plantation by using Google Earth to look at the addresses of two farmers suspected of being part of a drug ring.   (©luistxo eta marije)
Two farmers' efforts to hide their drug plantation in a field of corn failed to fool cops checking satellite images.   (Shutter Stock)
Swiss cops arrested 16 men after the Google Earth find and seized 1.2 tons of marijuana.   (©Uncleweed)
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