Greek police handout photo of one of the three houses in which cannabis was growing
Greek police arrested Thursday six members of a cannabis ring – five Vietnamese nationals and one Greek – for allegedly producing cannabis of high street values in three houses, according to media reports.
The arrests were made at the houses in Attica, outside the Greek capital of Athens, daily newspaper I Kathimerini reported.
According to police, the suspects used advanced technology to grow cannabis hydroponically, which they sold for between 5,000 and 10,000 euros per kilogram.
They are alleged to have made some 50 million euros (US$56 million) in profits.
In related news, authorities in the UK estimated that there were up to 13,000 victims of slavery in the country’s cannabis farms in 2013. Victims are most often from Albania, Nigeria, Vietnam and Romania, Reuters reported.