Video | Eight people arrested and 1,000 marijuana plants seized in police raids


One of the properties that was raided by police. / GUARDIA CIVIL

  • The Guardia Civil discovered plantations in four locations, spread across Malaga province

Police have dismantled a drug cultivation network on the south coast of Spain after discovering marijuana plantations in Vélez-Málaga, Torrox-Costa, Alhaurín de la Torre and Málaga city.

Eight arrests have been made and 1,005 marijuana plants, 15 kilos of buds, three vehicles and documentation have been seized in the Guardia Civil’s Operation Klithma.

The investigation began after officers learned of the existence of an indoor marijuana plantation at an isolated house in Torrox. Police surveillance teams watched the movements of people entering and leaving the farm in different rental vehicles. The Guardia Civil discovered they were part of an Albanian and Greek criminal network allegedly dedicated to the cultivation of marijuana in several homes throughout Malaga province.

During seven raids, eight members of the organisation were arrested and four indoor marijuana plantations were found in properties in the towns of Vélez-Málaga, Torrox-Costa and Alhaurín de la Torre, as well as Malaga city.

The people arrested are being held in custody, without bail.