The cantonal police of Thurgau raided a hemp grow site in Rothenhausen in late February, in which hemp was licensed to be grown. Amongst the hemp they also found 3,700 cannabis plants
A 42-year-old Dutchman was arrested.
Specialists from the criminal police then checked the system, which was registered as a cultivation of CBD hemp, in the presence of the operator. After initial investigations revealed that it was drug hemp, the public prosecutor ordered a house search. In addition to harvested and processed CBD hemp, the investigators found around 3,700 cannabis perennials in cultivation and 12 kilograms of finished and packaged marijuana. The plants and marijuana violate the Narcotics Act due to their THC content.
The 42-year-old Dutchman was arrested. Pre-trial detention was ordered for him. The narcotic, the marijuana perennials and the professional rearing facility were ensured. The Kreuzlingen public prosecutor is conducting a criminal investigation.
Instead of CBD hemp, drug hemp was grown in the indoor facility (pictures: Kantonspolizei Thurgau).