A BRITISH man has been arrested after police swooped on the ‘largest illegal marijuana plantation in Europe’.
Sixteen greenhouses with more than 10,000 plants were found on the premises in Lliber, Alicante.
Two people, a 45-year-old Briton and an 18-year-old Spaniard, have been arrested in connection with the plantation and one has already been imprisoned.
Police also seized 43 kilos of vacuum-packed marijuana ready for distribution along with a British-registered van with a false floor where the drugs could be hidden.
It is thought the van was destined for Holland and Belgium.
Police are not ruling out the possibility of more arrests as a luxury villa containing mobile phones and computer equipment has also been found near the site.
The operation was launched by police after it was learned greenhouses had been installed without a licence from Lliber Town Hall.
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