Australian Accused Of Growing Marijuana

July 21, 2006

An Australian man identified by police as Alexandro Dimetropulos was arrested and accused of growing marijuana on a plot of land he rents in the Southern Zone canton of Pérez Zeledón, said Public Security Ministry spokeswoman Patricia Meléndez.

Police raided Dimetropulos’ land and seized 72 marijuana plants, some of which were 1.5 meters tall, growing in the ground and in flowerpots, according to a statement from the ministry.

The statement said “a large quantity” of marijuana seeds, fertilizer and insecticide were also discovered on the property, in an isolated area surrounded by mountains and a river.

The owner of the land came to check on it, discovered the plants and called the police, authorities said. Dimetropulos entered Costa Rica on a tourist visa and rented the land seven months ago.

 

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