Toledo (EFE).- The National Police have dismantled a large underground marijuana plantation in the Toledo industrial estate, with 4,040 plants and with the capacity to produce more than two tons of this drug per year.
As reported by the Toledo Provincial Police Station in a statement, the crop was hidden under an industrial warehouse located in the Santa María de Benquerencia industrial estate.
The only person arrested for these events is a 55-year-old woman, with no criminal record, who was in charge of the crop at the time of the search.
Marijuana hidden in underground construction
Last April, National Police agents specializing in the fight against drug trafficking began an investigation into an industrial warehouse located in Toledo, where an activity selling mattresses was apparently taking place.
However, the first steps already indicated that there was no real commercial activity and that there were even indications that drugs could be being cultivated inside.
When they inspected the warehouse, the agents observed that two rooms had been built inside with plasterboard plates, inside which there were beds and sinks, so everything pointed to the fact that it was the home of a person who could be carrying out custody work of the ship.
The cultivation was not in sight but was in an underground construction of 600 square meters that the owner of the ship had made as a warehouse.
Those responsible for the criminal activity had conditioned 13 individual rooms.
Each of them housed a crop and was perfectly equipped with air conditioning equipment, extractors, reactances, transformers, electrical panels, lights and lamps, fans, humidifiers and tubes for the expulsion of air.
4,040 marijuana plants
The 4,040 plants found in the different ranches were in different stages of growth, which would have allowed the traffickers to continuously collect the narcotic substance throughout the year.
In fact, this marijuana production center that has been dismantled would have allowed those responsible to obtain an estimated quantity of 2,400 kilograms of narcotic substance per year.
So far, the only detainee is the woman who lived in the place and presumably was in charge of caring for the plantation, who is charged with the crimes of drug trafficking and electricity fraud. EFE