You may have noticed a helicopter flying overhead when you have been out and about and wondered what it was doing.
The helicopter you have seen may be the one that is being used by the Guardia Civil to spot marihuana plants being grown on terraces, balconies and patios. So far, as a result of this “spy in the sky” the police have made 18 arrests and confiscated 87 plants.
The aim is not to stop the people who just have the odd plant growing for their own use even though that is illegal but to catch the ones who are growing to sell the drugs out on the streets. Cannabis users will argue that five or six plants would be needed to supply a user with sufficient weed for their own use. The police would argue differently.
Of course the helicopter will spot a lot more than just illegal cannabis plants. You have been warned!