Spanish police claim ‘biggest ever haul of cannabis’ in sweeping crackdown: Cops seize more than £57m of marijuana and arrested 20 ‘gangsters selling drug across Europe’
- Spanish police seized more than 32 tonnes of cannabis worth nearly £60million
- They have arrested 20 people- nine men and 11 women, aged between 20 and 59
- Said the ‘complex’ drugs network sent vacuum-packed marijuana across Europe
More than 32 tonnes of cannabis worth nearly £60million have been seized by the Spanish police in the world’s largest ever marijuana drug bust.
Authorities said they have arrested 20 people – nine men and 11 women, aged between 20 and 59 – in connection with a ‘complex’ drugs network which sent vacuum-packed marijuana across Spain, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and Belgium.
The gang were arrested following raids in Toledo, Ciudad Real, Valencia and Asturias last month but details of Operation Gardens were only made public today.
The Guardia Civil said the amount of packaged cannabis seized in the raids is ‘the largest seizure of this substance, not only in Spain, but also internationally’.
The Spanish police have seized more than 32 tonnes of cannabis in the largest ever raid of packaged marijuana
The 32,370.2kg of marijuana buds…