Spanish police have uncovered hundreds of cannabis plants in a disused hotel on the Mediterranean coast and arrested four people as part of the operation.
Officers raided the hotel in the town of Pineda de Mar, about 40 miles (60km) north of Barcelona, on Wednesday and found cannabis plants in various stages of growth covering three of its five floors, police said.
“The group was preparing other rooms on other floors to increase the area of cultivation,” said a statement.
Police arrested two Russian women, aged 27 and 40, and two Spanish men, aged 34 and 63, from the nearby towns of Blanes and Lloret de Mar on suspicion of running the cannabis growth operation.
The authorities seized 2,491 cannabis plants from the hotel as well as ventilation equipment and air conditioning machines and fertilisers used for growing the plants.
Police estimate the cannabis seized in the raid would have a street value of around €60,000 euros (£47,000/NZD$99,325).