Discovery in Barcelona of the largest cannabis plantation in Spain
The POLICE discovered the largest marijuana plantation in Spain, in Vilassar de Mar in Barcelona.
The farm, comprising 35 hectares, had been in operation since 2018 and was discovered by authorities on June 15.
A joint operation by the Guardia Civil and the Policia Nacional arrested five people for illegal production of narcotics and offenses against public health.
Over six tons of marijuana were seized.
The investigation began in March 2021 when officers discovered a 32-hectare piece of land believed to produce industrial hemp – a legal material made from the cannabis plant.
However, a criminal organization was actually producing marajuana on a large scale and did not have permission from the Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency to grow the plants.
Police said the suspects placed posters on the building reading “Industrial cultivation of hemp” along with the logos of different public administrations in Catalonia to claim they were engaged in legal activity.
Officers also seized 305 kilograms of marijuana pollen from the bust, making it one of the largest illegal cannabis operations in Spanish history.