Police have detained a 32-year-old suspect on charges of turning his one-room Moscow apartment into a greenhouse to grow industrial amounts of cannabis, a news report said Monday.
Police raided the unidentified man's apartment on Ulitsa Koshtoyantsa in western Moscow after receiving an anonymous tip a month ago, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported, without elaborating when the raid took place.
The apartment's room was outfitted with special lighting and ventilation and contained 150 pots for cannabis plants, a police spokesman said. Thirty-two plants had been harvested and dried as marijuana.
In the refrigerator in the kitchen, police found three glass jars filled with 600 grams of marijuana.
The cannabis laboratory was one of the largest uncovered in Moscow in at least five years, an unidentified investigator told the daily.
Police are questioning the apartment owner about his customers and distribution chain, the report said. Police also are discussing how to destroy the cannabis.