[Ibogaine] gBust! Field of Pot Discovered via Google Earth

Valerie Brooks ouivalerie at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 02:54:01 EST 2009



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On Jan 30, 2009, at 9:08, j0n at just-say-know.org wrote:

> gBust! Field of Pot Discovered via Google Earth
> Brennon Slattery, PC World
> Jan 30, 2009 11:20 am
>
> Put down that joint! Google -- and the police -- may be watching you.
>
> Swiss police stumbled across a massive marijuana plantation using  
> Google
> Earth. The bust netted 16 arrests, 1.2 tons of pot, plus cash and
> valuables worth 900,000 Swiss Francs (US$780,000).
>
> The arrests were part of a larger operation, said the police. Officers
> were using Google Earth to find the addresses of two suspects, then
> coincidentally discovered two acres of weed hidden inside a corn  
> field.
> Whoops.
>
> Frank Taylor of the Google Earth blog had a few interesting questions
> about the case. He writes that the search was done in 2006, and
> Switzerland wasn't updated in Google Earth until February 2007. "So,  
> maybe
> there was a high res image in [Google Earth] back in 2006 that was  
> more
> recent and did show the crop. I'd still like to know the location  
> and see
> the original image the police used that shows the crop."
>
>
> Criminals take note: you're going to have to be an eensy bit  
> cleverer in
> this digital age.
>
>
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