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The Civil Guard dismantles a criminal group dedicated to the illicit cultivation of marijuana in La Unión (12/03/2019)

It has seized nearly five hundred marijuana plants, as well as 70 kilos of this substance in buds

Two clandestine greenhouses dedicated to the intensive production and manipulation of marijuana have been dismantled

The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of the operation 'Marroche', an investigation aimed at prosecuting the illicit trafficking of marijuana, has dismantled a criminal group based in La Union, composed of four people and dedicated to the intensive cultivation of cannabis sativa.

After the operation, which has had the cooperation of the Local Police of La Union, have been dismantled two clandestine greenhouses dedicated to the intensive production of marijuana, which were enabled in two homes in the hamlet of Roche.

The operation began last February, when the Benemérita detected the presence of a group of people in the municipality of La Unión who could be dedicating themselves to cultivating, handling and distributing large quantities of marijuana.

The evidence obtained during the investigation allowed the civil guards to verify that the criminal group consisted of four people who had rented two houses in an urbanization, which they apparently used as a residence, but had been transformed into greenhouses, drying centers and halls. manipulated large amount of marijuana.

Once all the necessary evidence has been obtained, during the last few days the Civil Guard has developed the exploitation phase of the operation in which the entry and registration of the two houses investigated was carried out.

In its interior, two clandestine greenhouses have been found capable of producing several thousand marijuana plants annually.

Investigators have arrested the four suspects, who are allegedly responsible for drug trafficking.

It has also seized nearly five hundred marijuana plants, 70 kilos of this substance arranged in buds and all the tools used for its cultivation: sophisticated lighting, heating, ventilation and irrigation devices.

The Spanish, Colombian and Argentine detainees, between the ages of 42 and 64, and residents of La Unión, the drug seized, the effects recovered and the steps taken have been made available to the Court of Instruction of Cartagena (Murcia) .

New blow to the cultivation of marijuana

About two weeks ago, the Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia dismantled another marijuana plantation, in this case in a house in Ricote, in which more than 300 plants were seized and two people were arrested for drug trafficking and fraud. electric fluid.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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