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Marijuana growers not feeling lucky after cops find farm online

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    Swiss police discovered a sizable marijuana plantation using sattelite images from Google Earth.

    Swiss police searching for the address of two farmers suspected of growing marijuana stumbled across a two acre plot of drugs hidden in a corn field by using Google Earth's satellite mapping site.

    The wired cops quickly recognized the illegal drug plantation and seized 1.2 tons of pot and cash and valuables worth approximately $780,000. Sixteen suspected drug ring members were arrested in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland as part of a widespread anti-narcotics investigation.

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    "It was an interesting chance discovery," Norbert Klossner, the head of a special Swiss police anti-drug unit, told the Associated Press.