WEEDED OUT: 8,000 marihuana plants seized on Spain's Costa Blanca

WEEDED OUT: 8,00 marihuana plants were confiscated (file image) Photo Credit: Getty Images

THE Guardia Civil have impounded 8,000 marihuana plants in Campello, Muchamiel and Alicante.
They also arrested six people, all of Dutch nationality and aged between 39 and 43, frustrating plans to sow a further 20 plantations with 80,000 plants.
Five of the detainees were remanded on drugs charges and defrauding an energy company, as the three raided plantations all used illegal electricity connections to provide heating and ventilation for the growing plants.
The operation was carried out in two phases by Guardia Civil investigators from the San Juan post, who arrested a man and a woman in La Nucia and another male in Alicante last September.
A week later, three more men were arrested in Campello where the Guardia Civil dismantled a plantation of 6,500 plants, most of which were still immature.
The remaining plants were growing in plantations in Muchamiel and El Rebolledo on the outskirts of Alicante City.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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