In a large-scale action has Spanish police turned against the chinese mafia, which are primarily held in the area around Valencia.

It informs the Policia Nacional in a press release.

the Police informs that the action has been carried out in seven phases, during which a total of 81 people have been arrested.

in Addition to the many arrests, the police have seized no less than 22.463 cannabis plants, while they have disassembled 19 ‘factories’ and confiscated 61.000 euros (455.000 euros) in cash.

It happens on the background of the organisation, consisting of chinese nationals, according to the police had rented the larger warehouses in the industrial areas, where they produced marijuana, which could be exported beyond the EU.

In connection with the arrests freed the police 36 workers, who had worked as slaves in ‘factories’. According to police, they received only scanty food, and though they had been made a monthly salary of 500 euro in view, so that they never shade of it. Instead it was their ’employer’ upon arrival deprived them of their ids and luggage, so they had to be at the factory, as they would not be able to sustain themselves outside.

at the same time having to work 24 hours a day throughout the week, because of the production required constant monitoring to ensure the correct temperatures and moisture.

in addition to the 36 slave labor, the police have also freed 13 women, who according to police was forced to work as prostitutes in the factories. The women were according to police, all chinese nationals, who had been lured on false premise.

the Planners had so much control over their social life, that women had no right to privacy, and they should be available at all times of the day. Their earnings were also involved of the organizers, believes the police.

even Though the factories where it was produced marijuana, emerged as separate entities, believe the police, they were all cells in the same overall organization. This is due, among other things, that there were many coherent factors in their organization, just like the packages with marijuana, which was sent out in the EU, were similar to each other.

According to police, the group has between 2018 and 2019 posted a total of 325 shipments to Europe, with a total of 4.2 tons of marijuana. An additional five packages have been stopped by the police before they reached their destination.

the Police investigation of the case has been going on since February of this year, after which they continuously have had their eyes opened to the scale of the chinese mafia. In the last phase, the police have arrested 30 people in Valencia, Madrid, Albacete, Alicante and Elche.

29 of the 81 arrested persons has already been in custody, police said.