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Belgian mushroom farmers on cannabis charge

11 June 2004

BRUSSELS –Belgian police have arrested the owners of a disused mushroom farm after 4000 cannabis plants were discovered on the premises, it was reported on Friday.

The farm’s owners, a couple aged 41 and 39 said they knew nothing about the bumper cannabis crop.

They said they had been renting out the building, which is in the Belgian town of Sint-Joris-Winge, for some time and they blamed their tenants for the illegal plantation.

But the Belgian investigating magistrate who ordered their arrest said he did not believe the couple’s story.

He argued that as the couple lived in the building next door to the farm, they must have been aware of what was going on.

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Subject: Belgian news