Police seize £600,000 of cannabis following raids of illegal drug farms in Sudbury and Pebmarsh
More than half-a-million pounds of cannabis was seized by police, after a pair of illegal drug manufacturing spaces were uncovered.
Sudbury and Haverhill Police carried out two separate raids last week, which saw officers discover a large quantity of cannabis plants, valued at approximately £600,000 in total, between the two sites.
The first raid occurred on Wednesday, when police executed a search warrant on an industrial premise in Middleton Road, Sudbury.
The officers found what has been described as a “sophisticated cannabis factory” inside the premises.
Later that day, a second warrant was executed on a residential property in Pebmarsh, Essex, leading to the discovery of another cannabis factory.
As a result of the raids, five people were arrested and questioned, before they were all released under investigation, pending further inquiries.
A police spokesman said the cannabis plants would be destroyed, and they praised the work of the Sudbury and Haverhill officers and area intelligence teams.
Cannabis is categorised as a class B prohibited substance under UK law.
Anyone who has information regarding similar incidents is asked to call 101, or get in touch with Crimestoppers by telephoning 0800 555111 or going online to www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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