Spain seizes the largest amount of marijuana in the country’s history

Spanish police said on Friday they had caught over 55 tons of marijuana, the largest quantity of the drug ever seized in the country and weighing more than an adult humpback whale.

Eight farms were dismantled in the north-eastern region of Catalonia and 20 people arrested on alleged electricity fraud and public health offences, police said in a statement.

All farms were disguised as supposedly legal hemp plantations and registered as property of a trading company and were located among other warehouses of legal industrial activity.

Spanish Civil Guard seize ‘largest stockpile of marijuana discovered’

More than 50 tons of marijuana have been seized by Spanish authorities in Catalonia.  Pictured: Packages of marijuana from Operation Krolik, linked to drug trafficking, are seen at Civil Guard headquarters November 11.  2, 2022, in Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.

More than 50 tons of marijuana have been seized by Spanish authorities in Catalonia. Pictured: Packages of marijuana from Operation Krolik, linked to drug trafficking, are seen at Civil Guard headquarters November 11. 2, 2022, in Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.
(Rober Solsona/Europa Press via Getty Images)

In total, between June and October, agents seized 57 tons of marijuana containing more than 187,000 plants and 19 tons of bud.

In a separate bust earlier this month, Spain announced it had seized 35 tonnes of marijuana, a record at the time.

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In June, Spain’s tax authority said cannabis was worth “between $2,374.43 and $2,580.90 per kilogram” in reference to another drug operation.

At that rate, 55 tons could have an estimated total value of $129 million.

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