Korean Man Arrested for Massive Marijuana Grow Op

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean police have uncovered the largest indoor cultivation of cannabis in Korea.

Namdaemun District Police arrested a man in his thirties for growing 46 cannabis plants in his 109 ㎡ apartment space in Yongin, and confiscated the plants as well as 135 grams of end-products, worth a total of 2 billion won (US$ 1.8 million) on the black market.

It is reported that 46 plants can make end-products that can serve up to 92,000 individuals.

The police said that the unveiling of the man’s indoor farm shows that transactions involving cannabis in Korea turned out to be quite large in scale, in stark contrast to Korea’s reputation as a relatively drug-free country.

While cannabis is difficult to grow indoors due to the pungent smell, the culprit’s neighbors had not complained about any strange smells before the police intervention, as the man took many precautions, including placing...

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