Photo Credit: Judea District Police spokesperson's unit
Marijuana laboratory and farm in the basement of a residence

Prosecutors have asked a judge at the Magistrate’s Court in Jerusalem to extend the remand of a minor and an adult who were arrested last Thursday during a raid by police detectives on an indoor marijuana farm and laboratory in a residential building in Beitar Illit, pending submission of an indictment in the case.

One of the two suspects was a resident of the Orthodox Jewish community, located in Judea. On Sunday, a second minor was also arrested in connection with the case.

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Police seized about 50 adult marijuana plants, fertilizer products, fans, transformers, air conditioners and lighting equipment during their search.

“The Israel Police continues its overt and covert activity all the time, in the framework of its uncompromising war against the export, import and trafficking of drugs distributed among the population and harming the quality of life of the residents,” said the police spokesperson.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.