16,000 hemp plants confiscated along with illegal weapons
ROME, NOV 23 – Italian police on Tuesday arrested three people on suspicion of growing hemp plants to get cannabis on the island of Sardinia.
Police seized 1,700 hemp blooms for a value of 17 million euros in the case.
The plants were grown at some 500 sites at Oristano, Mogoro and Ghilarza, including farms, sheep pens, outhouses and land.
Police also seized illegally held weapons.
Some 16,000 illegal plants were seized.
The hemp contained an active ingredient of cannabis that was higher than the legal limit, police said. (ANSA).