Google Earth: The Desktop Treasure Hunter
Part 6: Marijuana Farm in Switzerland
Marijuana plants in Lebanon: Swiss police owe it to Google Earth for a similar find.
Anyone who watches TV knows that there's no search warrant without reasonable grounds for suspicion, and without a search warrant, the police have no right to enter a property without permission. Good thing, then, that there's Google Earth. In January Swiss police officers using it found a marijuana field measuring 7,500 square meters (1.8 acres) in the middle of a cornfield. The responsible farmer in the canton of Thurgau was suspected of being involved in the drug trade. Google's world atlas delivered the required evidence for an investigation.
- Part 1: The Desktop Treasure Hunter
- Part 2: Croatia's 'Lovers' Island'
- Part 3: Meteorite Crater in Western Australia
- Part 4: Sunken Treasure in Texas
- Part 5: Ancient Villa in Italy
- Part 6: Marijuana Farm in Switzerland
- Part 7: Secret Chinese Submarine Base
- Part 8: Undetected Forests in Mozambique
- Part 9: Thousand-Year-Old Fishing Trap in Wales
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