(ANSA) – VENICE, JUL 18 – The Guardia di Finanza of Venice has arrested a 40-year-old from Padua, suspected of managing a marijuana plantation in Vigonza (Padua) in a field that runs along the A4 Venice-Milan motorway. Over 3,000 Indian hemp plants and 113 kilograms of marijuana ready to be released on the market were seized and destroyed.
The investigation arose as part of the checks carried out by the military among the express couriers at the Venice airport.
In a shipment from Spain to an Italian citizen residing in Padua, vacuum cellophane wrappers were discovered that contained cannabis seeds of a quality among the most sought after on the European market due to the high content of the tetrahydrocannabinol (Thc) principle.
It was discovered that in March the man had rented an agricultural land in Vigonza for a total area of 25,000 square meters with two warehouses of about 3,500 square meters.
At the time of the incursion of the Yellow Flames the suspect had collected and was transporting some plants to the warehouse.
The plants would have produced around 500 grams of marijuana per shrub, for a retail market value of around 2 million euros. The man was arrested and taken to the Vicenza prison. (HANDLE).