Spanish Authorities Seize 372,000 of Marijuana Plants

The Spanish police announced on Wednesday morning that it had seized a haul of 372,000 cannabis plants during a nationwide operation targeting the biggest growing number of production networks in the country.

The Spanish police announced on Wednesday morning that it had seized a haul of 372,000 cannabis plants during a nationwide operation targeting the biggest growing number of production networks in the country.

In a statement, the Spanish police said that the operation was carried out by the country’s Guardia Civil in November and October, targeting 52 plantations in Madrid and in the south and center regions of Spain. 

The police also pointed out that the plantations were run by a network that grows and sells cannabis and is deeply connected with “the most dangerous drug cartels in Europe.”

During the raids, police arrested three Spanish nationals running the network, who had rented agricultural land and convinced the owners they were operating legal plantations for medicinal purposes.

During the raids, police seized “more than 372,000 plants”, more than a third of the usual number seized annually. Interior ministry figures show that between them, the Guardia Civil and the national police confiscate around a million cannabis plants every year in Spain, the European Union’s top producer where illegal production is on the rise.


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