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Cannabis factory worth more than a million pounds shut down

4 May 2021

Police have shut down a cannabis factory in Warboys worth more than a million pounds.

A member of the public called police at around 10.30pm on Sunday after suspecting a burglary was taking place at Warboys airfield industrial estate.

Officers arrived as two vehicles made off from the scene. No arrests have been made at this time but investigations are on-going.

One of the warehouses had been broken into and officers discovered 19 rooms full of cannabis across two floors. There were 1,647 plants of varying sizes with a street value of up to £1.38 million.

Detective Sergeant Emma Garwood said: “With thanks to the information provided by a member of the public, a substantial amount of illegal drugs have been stopped from finding their way to the streets.

“Drug trafficking is a source of revenue for organised crime groups, many of whom are involved in other forms of serious crime including modern slavery.

“We would encourage people to continue to look out for signs of illegal cannabis factories including blacked out windows of caravans, disused buildings and warehouses and people coming and going at various times of the day.”

If you have information about illegal drug activity, report it to us online.

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