July 29th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A couple from the United States were arrested by Costa Rican authorities over the weekend after a raid on the couple’s Guanacaste home revealed a sophisticated growing operation for hydroponic marijuana.
The names of the suspects, a 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were not immediately clear.
Police describe discovering a sophisticated growing operation at the home, including water pipelines and irrigation systems, as well as specialized lighting, climate control, and ventilation systems throughout multiple growing areas at the property.
The couple’s property, located on a finca known as Tierras Nativas de Tempate is located in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, .
In total, police seized some 15 kilos of prepared marijuana and 141 marijuana plants.
Authorities said that anonymous complaints led to the raid. Authorities believe the marijuana was sold at nearby beaches popular with tourists, including Brasilito, Potrero and Conchal.