By Cathy Elelman • 05 November 2019 • 13:00
SEIZED: The Guardia found 35 kilos of marijuana buds, equivalent to a plantation of around 10,000 cannabis plants.
CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil
FIVE people are under arrest after Guardia Civil seized more than 35 kilos of marijuana buds in Bedar.
According to the Guardia this is the equivalent of a plantation of around 10,000 cannabis plants.
Information about the possible existence of a marijuana plantation covering an area of at least a hectare on a rural property dedicated to almond production in the Albarico area prompted the launch of investigations in mid-October.
A collaboration with Mojacar Local Police led to the seizure of the marijuana and the detention of the property owners, identified as 66-year old D.F.G.M. and 58-year old M.D.H.Y.
Raids on two Bedar properties also led to the discovery of items used for marijuana cultivation and sale.
In the final phase of the operation dubbed ‘Darkbox’ Guardia Civil arrested three other individuals in Cartagena in Murcia.
The Guardia said further detentions related to the case had not been ruled out.
Raids on two Bedar properties also led to the discovery of items used for marijuana cultivation and sale.CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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