Aachen (dpa / lnw) - On the A4 near Aachen, police officers discovered a cannabis field that was only accessible via the motorway during a traffic check. A German-Dutch patrol noticed a vehicle on the hard shoulder of the A4, which apparently broke down, the federal police said on Monday. However, the two occupants tried to flee during the control on Saturday, according to the information. One of the two men initially succeeded. However, the Dutch policeman who was chasing the fugitive discovered a cannabis plantation of about 30 square meters on the way back.
Canisters filled with water, which the fugitive is said to have thrown away, were probably intended for watering the cannabis plants because of the drought, the federal police suspect. The plantation, with plants up to two meters tall, was hidden behind large bushes and cannot be seen from the highway. The police officers arrested two men from Aachen aged 53 and 56. It is about the detainees of the A4. His brother was found in his apartment and also arrested. The investigation into the case continued.