Three people were detained during a police raid on a floating cannabis plantation in Russia’s northwest Arkhangelsk region, according to a police statement published on Monday.
Law enforcement officers said they seized 230 cannabis plants during the raid on a wharf floating on the Kuznechik river along with products for growing marijuana.
A video of the raid posted on the Interior Ministry’s social media page shows law enforcement agents making the arrests on a wharf containing marijuana plants under artificial lighting.
"We were cultivating... marijuana," one of the detained suspects is heard as saying in the video.
A criminal case has been launched into the cultivation of plants containing narcotic substances.