Google Earth helps Swiss police find "marijuana plantation"

Posted by Rick C. Hodgin

Zurich (Switzerland) - Swiss police reported today that they happened across a "large marijuana plantation" while using Google Earth. The find resulted in a bigger investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of 16 people and a seizure of 1.2 tons of marijuana valued at $780,000.

The marijuana plantation was nearly two acres in size, hidden inside a false field of corn. Said Norbert Kossner, the head of Zurich's police specialist narcotics unit, "It was an interesting chance discovery."

See the original AP article republished on Google news.