The Drug Enforcement Administration discovered something unexpected in the Mall of the Americas.
DEA agents found a hydroponics lab with more than 200 marijuana plants, standing 3 to 6 feet tall in the air and worth millions of dollars, in a storage area on the second floor of the mall.
Authorities said the electricity that powered the lab was diverted from the mall’s main power supply.
No arrests have been made. Authorities said officials with the Mall of the Americas are cooperating with the investigation.