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Kuwait's biggest ever marijuana farm found

Interior ministry official says man arrested after raid on house in Mubarak Al-Kabeer.

Kuwait's biggest ever marijuana farm found
DRUGS SEIZED: Kuwaits largest ever marijuana farm has been found. (For illustrative purposes only)

Interior Ministry officers have raided the biggest marijunana farm to be found in Kuwait, it was reported on Tuesday.

The illegal drugs operation was found in the garden of a house in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Area, the ministry said in a statement published by KUNA News Agency.

The ministry statement said the bust was made after receipt of intelligence and after a source verified the accuracy of the tip.

The raid was made late on Monday night after securing the required warrants, and the owner of the house was arrested "under the influence" and in possession of a number of marijuana plants, both in the garden and in dried form, the statement added without giving details of how many plants were seized.

Different planting pots were also found with seedlings and a big quantity of just picked plants was also found at the house.

The arrested man is to face questioning from authorities, the statement said.

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