Cannabis Production and Distribution Operation Closed Down in Elche with 27 Arrests
A massive cannabis production and distribution operation has been smashed by the Guardia Civil with 27 people of Dutch, Spanish, and Columbian nationalities being arrested in the Elche, Orihuela, Rojales and Torrevieja areas.
Eleven-hundred marijuana plants were seized, along with twelve-hundred kilos of seeds to grow the plants, plus a range of equipment, including kits to make Gummi Bear-style sweets which would contain cannabis.
The Dutch ringleaders of the gang organised a sophisticated network to distribute the drugs, with the Guardia in Torrevieja launching an operation to track them down, after they noticed a surge in local cannabis clubs.
Two warehouses in the Algorós de Elche area were used to grow the marijuana plants, with the official designation of the premises being that they were used for Research and Development projects involving hemp.