Thursday, December 2

12,769 marijuana plants dismantled in Huesca

Archive image of a dismantled marijuana plantation in Aragon.

The Civil Guard of Huesca has dismantled more than 30,000 marijuana plants in the province this year, with more than 40 detainees, of which 12,769 were apprehended last September in a ravine area of the Somontano region within the framework of the Claber operation.

Agents from the Berbegal post discovered the plantation in an area that was difficult to access and took the necessary steps to accurately locate it and the area of ​​land it occupied.

The advanced stage of plant growth, 12,769 of an approximate height of 2 meters, led to the decision to dismantle the plantation to prevent the drug from entering the illicit market, reports the Civil Guard in a statement.

Personnel from the Huesca Judicial Police Organic Unit, Barbastro Judicial Police Team, Citizen Security Unit (USECIC) of the Huesca Command participated in the operation. Aragón Area Air Service, Citizen Security personnel of the Civil Guard of Berbegal and Barbastro.

Record plantation

The dismantling of this plantation represents the largest seizure of marijuana in an outdoor plantation in the province of Huesca so far this year.

The Civil Guard of Huesca has carried out several interventions of interest in this area, such as the one carried out last May in Jaca when a patrol intercepted a vehicle in a control and located inside 107 vacuum-packed plastic bags, with 166 kilograms of marijuana hidden in aluminum drawers.

In June, recalls the Civil Guard, a criminal organization led by Serbian citizens was dismantled, in collaboration with the authorities of that country, Europol and Eurojust, in the first Joint Investigation Team of Spain with a country outside the scope of the European Union .

35 people were arrested and 14,329 marijuana plants from plantations were seized “indoor” in the provinces of Huesca, Zaragoza and Tarragona, as well as more than a ton of marijuana in buds, expressly prepared for direct sale, a firearm and money, real estate and financial assets that exceed 600,000 euros.

In addition, in July the Huesca Civil Guard intervened 3,000 marijuana plants in the Somontano region, an action carried out by patrols from the Angües Post and the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) of the Huesca Civil Guard, in a difficult access area.

In total, more than 30,000 marijuana plants have been intervened so far this year and more than 40 people have been arrested, seizing 1,464 kilograms of buds prepared for direct sale.

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