A large scale indoor cannabis farm has been raided in Shenzhen and seven people arrested, Nanfang Daily reports.
The farm, which was located in an industrial area of Shenzhen’s Bao’an district was reportedly disguised as a factory. Inside, workers for a criminal gang set up plant beds and grow lights to assist in the cultivation of cannabis. Seeds were ordered online and the finished product was smuggled into Hong Kong to be sold there.
Four mainlanders and three Hong Kongers were arrested during the raid. Police also seized 7.75 kilograms of cannabis and destroyed over 700 plants.
Cannabis grows naturally throughout southwestern China, the cultivation of, possession and sale of cannabis is highly illegal however.
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