Spanish police seize record 32 tonnes of Cannabis

Photo © Guardia Civil

The haul according to the authorities is equivalent to approximately 1.1 million plants 

Police authorities in Spain have seized the largest haul of cannabis ever found, according to a report by the BBC on Monday, December 5. In a statement issued by the Guardia Civil, the large quantities of cannabis ever captured were seized during a series of raids across the country.  

According to the estimates by the Spanish authorities, more than 32 tonnes of the drug has been confiscated. The haul is estimated to have a street value of over €57 million, the report said.  

The Police meanwhile said, a total of 19 people have been arrested which included nine men and 11 women, aged between 20 and 59. They said, “the complex business network was exporting the drugs across Europe”.  

Raids were conducted in Toledo, Ciudad Real, Valencia and Asturias last month. The report said, Operation Gardens was the name of the investigation and the details were only made public last week. 

The report also states, the business was run by several different companies. Each of them carried a different part of the process including “buying the seeds, to growing and drying the plants, to packaging them and shipping them out”.  

According to the police, the total quantity of cannabis seized is equivalent to over 1.1 million plants or more than five adult African elephants, the report said.

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