TV camera filming Spanish cycling race reveals marijuana plantation

You dopes! TV cameras filming prestigious Vuelta cycling race in Spain spot a CANNABIS FARM on a roof… and hand the footage to police who arrest the crooks

  • While filming the Vuelta a Espana, TV cameras picked up on an unusual sight 
  • A helicopter crew picked up on a marijuana plantation on a roof in Igualada
  • The footage alerted local police, who stormed the building and seized the plants

Cycling’s drug problem has been well documented for years, but for once the sport was happy to assist in catching those committing doping violations – albeit accidentally.

Filming the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday, a television camera unwittingly picked up on a major drugs bust when capturing images from a helicopter as riders raced through the streets of Igualada on the eighth stage of the tour.

Flying over rooftops, the row after row of red roofs were suddenly interrupted by a series of solar panels and green plants. 

Criminals nurturing a marijuana plantation were cought out by Vuelta a Espana footage

TV cameras filming from a helicopter captured images of the plantation on a rooftop 

The swathes of green plants and solar panels were a clear indication of a cannibis plantation

On closer inspection, it was found to be a marijuana plantation, with several cannibis trees being nurtured.

The footage was picked up on by local police, who stormed the building on Wednesday, seizing the plants.

In a series of tweets, the Spanish Civil Guard documented how the nursery had been spotted, before revealing that Los Mossos d’Esquadra – Catalonia’s police force – had stormed the building to confiscate the pants. 

La Vuelta enters stage 11 on Wednesday, where competitors will race from Saint Palais to Urdax-Dantxarinea. 

Primoz Roglic currently leads the rankings, 25 seconds ahead of Australian Patrick Bevin.  

Polica have since raided the building in Igualada and seized the plants from the roof 

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