A clandestine laboratory in Barcelona that manufactured marijuana sweets for sale across Europe has been dismantled by police
The organisation received orders through the “Deep Web” and distributed them throughout Europe. In total, 70 shipments have been seized that include 5000 marijuana sweets, 12 kg of marijuana and 6 kg of hashish.
The consumption of these sweets represents a serious health hazard due to the use of chemicals in their manufacture and their high *THC load. The Guardia Civil has carried out an operation in which a clandestine laboratory operating in the center of Barcelona has been dismantled.
In the raid, officers discovered thousands of marijuana sweets in the shape of coloured bears that had been manufactured on the premises. In the operation, three British, Dutch and Russian nationals have been arrested for the alleged crime of drug trafficking.
According to the police, the investigation began after the interception of a series of postal parcel shipments of sweets created with marijuana to different parts of Europe (Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia).
The agents raided a flat in the center of Barcelona, and verified that it was a laboratory where the criminal organisation created sweets in the form of coloured (gummy) bears based on marijuana and other chemical components harmful to health.
The criminal organisation, based in Barcelona, received orders through encrypted instant messaging applications or on the “Deep Web” and sent the marijuana sweets hidden inside to numerous European countries by postal parcel. The operation was carried out by agents of the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of the Guardia Civil of Barcelona.
What is THC and why high levels are dangerous?
The potency of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive component of marijuana, has increased significantly over the past few decades. High levels of THC can result in stronger and more intense effects, but they can also increase the risk of negative side effects.
Consuming high levels of THC can cause short-term side effects such as increased anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and psychotic symptoms. In some individuals, high levels of THC can trigger or worsen existing mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia or depression.
High THC consumption can also result in impaired motor skills, making it dangerous to drive or operate heavy machinery. Additionally, marijuana use, particularly high THC strains, can impair memory and concentration, which can negatively impact daily life and learning.
It’s important to keep in mind that the effects of THC can vary greatly based on a person’s individual biology, tolerance, and the method of consumption. It’s also important to note that while marijuana is legal in some states, it is still illegal under federal law.
Overall, the use of high THC strains of marijuana should be approached with caution, and it’s recommended to consult a healthcare provider if you have any concerns.