A BRITISH couple who allegedly ran an illegal marijuana growing and distribution operation has been remanded into custody after a big Guardia Civil operation saw a total of 21 people arrested in Torrevieja.
The unnamed British duo traded the drugs at four Torrevieja-based cannabis clubs run by them, which had a membership of six thousand people.
The Guardia raided seven addresses in the city, including two private homes, and besides pure marijuana, discovered a range of food products laced with marijuana, including chocolate spread, muffins, jelly beans, lollipops, biscuits and honey.
An investigation was launched after suspicions were raised about the increase of cannabis clubs in the Torrevieja area and the thousands of members that they attracted.
A large marijuana plantation was discovered by Guardia officers in one of their raids, with all of the clubs publicised on social media with discounts offered over drug purchases.
17 men and four women of different nationalities, including Spanish, Dutch, Swiss, British, Russian and Canadian were brought before a Torrevieja judge, who refused bail for the two British ring-leaders.