Police Find Massive Marijuana Grow House in Defunct Tel Aviv Club

Officers were reportedly 'shocked' at the sheer amount of plants they found; club owner denies involvement.

Israel Police find over 2,000 marijuana plants in defunct Tel Aviv night club. July 9, 2016.
Israel Police

A sprawling marijuana grow house was discovered in a defunct Tel Aviv night club Friday, the Israel Police announced.

Officers raided the Flaka club, which shut its doors six months ago, and were reportedly shocked at finding its central dance floor being used as a hydroponic growing facility with up to 2,000 plants.

The policemen were "shocked by the sheer amount of plants in different stages of growth," a statement said.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of drug sale and attempting to grow the illegal plant, including the son of a famous Israeli crime boss whose name is barred from publication. The club's operators denied wrongdoing. A judge will rule Sunday if to extend their arrest or not.

The Flaka club was one of Tel Aviv's most famous dance venues for Mediterranean music.

Israel Police find over 2,000 marijuana plants in defunct Tel Aviv night club. July 9, 2016.
Israel Police