Dutch cops raid large marijuana nursery

13th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch police arrested 10 people after discovering a large marijuana nursery in the country's western tulip-growing region, a statement said Saturday.

"Police have arrested 10 people, seven women and three men of Bulgarian and Turkish nationality after raiding a large marijuana nursery around 10:30 am (0830 GMT)," police said in an online statement.

During the raid, in the small town of Roelofarendsveen, between 10,000 to 15,000 marijuana plants and 150,000 plant cuttings were retrieved, it added.

It said the nursery was discovered at the back of some greenhouses in the town, situated in South Holland province's prime tulip-producing area, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) southwest of Amsterdam.

"The property's owner rented out the greenhouses and had nothing to do with the marijuana nursery," police said.

© 2011 AFP

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