The largest cache of marijuana in history, seized in Spain
The Civil Guard has seized the largest cache of packaged marijuana discovered to date at the international level: 32 tons of buds stored in Toledo, Ciudad Real, Valencia and Asturias by an organization that allegedly sent the drug, vacuum-packed, through Spain and Europe.
It is an operation in which twenty people have been arrested and in which the largest cache of marijuana found so far has been apprehended, as reported this Saturday by the Civil Guard, which details that the 32,370 kilograms of buds are equivalent to more than one million complete plants (1,100,000).
The twenty detainees -nine men and eleven women between the ages of 20 and 59- were allegedly part of an organization with offices in Toledo, Ciudad Real, Valencia and Asturias, which controlled the entire process of drug production and distribution, according to the institute armed.
The investigation began with an inspection by the Civil Guard of several industrial hemp plantations in Villacañas (Toledo), where the main suspects owned a company with which they acquired the seeds.
Another company transported and planted them and a third was in charge of the care, maintenance, collection and drying of the specimens.
Finally, the initial company was in charge of acquiring the already dried plants with the buds and stored them in two warehouses located in the province of Valencia.
From there, the detainees processed the genre, separating the buds and vacuum packaging them in different formats to send them both to places in Spanish territory and to European countries, mainly Switzerland, Holland, Germany and Belgium.
The second inspection took place in Almagro (Ciudad Real) during the month of October, where the agents discovered some 37,000 plants distributed in four greenhouses, in the process of drying, and four tons of marijuana stung stored in bags.
The destination of all the merchandise was the two warehouses in Valencia, and the agents arrested three people.
In Valencia, the Civil Guard intervened 30,530 kilos of buds, 20 kilos of pollen -all vacuum packed-, 21,600 plants in the drying process and 231,200 packs of marijuana buds.
Fifteen people were detained here and they also found documentation proving the existence of several more plantations and machinery for processing, manufacturing and packaging. They had two machines for pollen extraction.
In the final phase of the operation, the investigators moved to Asturias, where they intervened 4,000 plants and arrested two involved.