Published on August 15th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson0
When In Rome .. Grow 340KG Of Pot In Unused Tunnels [Video]
As anyone who has watched Underground Cities will know there are many secrets hidden underneath cities all around the world – Rome included, however the latest secret discovered by police had nothing to do with the city’s past.
In an abandoned metro (subway for you North Americans) tunnel that apparently was originally built during the rule of Mussolini in the 1930s Rome police came across a cannabis grow operation hidden away behind a makeshift wall. The operation was lit by halogen lights and was irrigated using a system of underground cisterns, and had special areas for drying and processing the crops.
The police said that this was the largest ever seizures of marijuana that weighed in at 340kg and with an estimated street value of €3m; or $3.7 million USD.
Here is the Italian news report of the seizure.