Spain police bust Dutch indoor marijuana-growing operation

1st September 2013, Comments 0 comments

Spanish police have dismantled a large indoor marijuana- growing operation with the arrest of six Dutch nationals, including a couple and their son, and the seizure of 3,400 marijuana plants, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Police found the marijuana plants as well as 300 hallucinogenic mushrooms in three homes in the southern province of Malaga, the ministry said in a statement.

"The facilities that housed the plantations were of high quality and were equipped with a special growing system that allowed for continuos cropping," it said.

"During the operation six Dutch nationals were detained --- four men and two women -- between the ages of 25 and 58. Among those arrested were a married couple, their son and daughter-in-law," it added.

Police suspect the ring grew the drugs in Spain and then shipped the narcotics to the Netherlands where they were sold.

© 2013 AFP

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