Thursday, January 29, 2009

Police Google farmers, find marijuana field - Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com

Police Google farmers, find marijuana field

Pot plantation stumbled upon via Google Earth satellite mapping software

Image: A cameraman films packages containing drugs

A cameraman films packages containing drugs during a news conference by police in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine company's satellite mapping software. Police said they arrested 16 people and 1.2 U.S. tons of marijuana as well as cash and valuables worth $780,000.

updated 11:29 a.m. ET, Thurs., Jan. 29, 2009

ZURICH, Switzerland - Swiss police said Thursday they stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine company's satellite mapping software.

Police Google farmers, find marijuana field - Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com

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