Spanish police stated on Friday they caught over 55 tons of marijuana, the most important quantity of the drug ever seized within the nation and weighing greater than an grownup humpback whale.
Eight farms have been dismantled within the northeastern area of Catalonia and 20 folks have been detained on suspected electrical energy fraud and offenses towards public well being, police stated in a press release.
All of the farms have been dissimulated as supposedly authorized hemp plantations and registered as owned by a buying and selling firm and positioned amongst different warehouses with authorized industrial exercise.
In complete, brokers seized 57 tons of marijuana, with greater than 187,000 crops and 19 tonnes of buds between June and October.
In a separate bust earlier this month, Spain introduced it had seized 35 tons of marijuana, which set a file on the time.
In June, the Spanish Tax Company stated, in reference to a distinct drug operation, that hashish was value “between $2,374.43 and $2,580.90 per kilogram”.
At that fee, 55 tons might have an estimated complete value might attain $129 million.