Police Seize Cannabis Plants Worth £450k in Bedfordshire

by | Jun 11, 2023 | Cannabis Legislation, Marijuana Insights | 0 comments

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Cannabis worth more than £450,000 has been taken into custody in connection with large-scale cultivation of the narcotic anywhere within the county of Bedfordshire.

Earlier on this week, warrants were executed in the towns of Luton and Bedford, which resulted in the arrest of three individuals.

Before the police were allowed to access the premises, a call was placed to UK Power Network to confirm that the energy supply was secure.

After arrests were made the previous month after many cannabis crops were discovered on one block, this happened.

An electricity wire that was attached to a neighboring property was discovered on one of the properties. The police speculated that the neighboring property was “footing the electricity bill for the factory.”

Following the execution of the warrants, the authorities detained a guy in his 40s, another man in his 30s, and a teenager who was suspected of manufacturing a controlled substance of the B class.

A row of cannabis factories was found in Summerfield Road in Luton a month ago, and three people were taken into custody as a result of the discovery.

Officers who were conducting routine patrols in the area became suspicious of the presence of a cannabis cultivation facility and subsequently discovered that three neighboring homes were being used to harvest the plant.

Three adult males in their 20s were detained and subsequently charged with the manufacturing of a controlled Class B substance. They are scheduled to make their initial court appearance at the end of June in Luton Crown Court.

During the execution of the warrants, the police were able to seize a total of 477 cannabis plants, the most valuable of which had an estimated street worth of 455,510 British pounds.

“These warrants are another success story in our efforts to pinpoint cannabis factories which would otherwise go unnoticed,” said Det Ch Insp James Panter from the Bedfordshire Police. “These warrants were executed as a result of our efforts.”

“These factories hide in plain sight; they look like homes, abandoned pubs, or even warehouses. However, they could pose a variety of dangers to the community that is located in close proximity to them, ranging from fires and electricity issues to gang violence.”

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-65863493

Enrico Bratta

Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.


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Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.