The farmers of a marijuana plantation on the rooftop of an apartment in Catalonia have been discovered after viewers spotted the ‘crop’ in helicopter footage of Spain’s Vuelta cycling race (scroll down for video).
The ‘herb’ was revealed as the chopper flew over the building in Calle Lleida in the Catalan town of Igualada.
The crew were recording live footage of the final kilometre of the eighth stage of the race.
Viewers reported the sighting to the Mossos d’Esquadra,
The Catalan police force confirmed in a statement that they then went to the property to investigate the sighting.
When officers arrived at the property, they found 40 individual plants on the rooftop.
No arrests were made as the growers had reportedly “left the property in a hurry”.
While the buying or selling of cannabis is a criminal offence in Spain, growing it on private property for private consumption is legal.