A facility in Huerta de Valdecarábanos, Toledo, Spain, spanned around 120,000 square metres and was supposedly being used to grow hemp for industrial use. However, the zone which is approximately the size of 16 standard football fields, was discovered to be growing Cannabis sativa. Police officers from the Civil Guard inspected the farm and found the plant, genetically modified to look like legal hemp. Upon return, officers seized a whopping 135,000 marijuana plants – the largest seizure ever made in Europe.
With three arrests, a further 30 tonnes of dried marijuana and 3,720kg of buds were intercepted in nearby warehouses which were ready for distribution. Another 112kg of buds which were declared to be simply plants were been seized at Madrid’s main airport. A civil guard spokesperson revealed that the workers at the farm were mostly foreigners, employed in an unofficial manner and housed in an area which did not meet the most minimal conditions of habitability.
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