Swiss police said today that they stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine company's satellite mapping software.
"It was entirely by accident", stated one officer. "Flando and I were watching this horny old married couple who were doing it in a field I guess to remember old times and Flando said, 'What kind of crop is that behind the corn?"
Police said they proceeded to arrest 16 people and seized 1.1 tons of marijuana as well as cash and valuables worth 900,000 Swiss francs.
Officers discovered another hemp field in the northeastern canton state of Thurgau only last year while investigating an alleged drug ring while googling a nudist colony, said the head of Zurich police's specialist narcotics unit Sorbert Flossiner.
This plantation, measuring almost two acres, was hidden inside a field of corn. But officers, supposed to be using Google Earth to locate the address of two farmers suspected of involvement in the drug operation, quickly spotted the illegal crop while doing close-ups of the old couple's antics and positioning.
"I'm glad the old couple weren't involved", stated Flando." "It's good to know you can still have it on in your 80's."