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Thursday, 6 May 2021

£200,000 of cannabis found at Nottingham flat

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Police have discovered cannabis plants with an estimated value of more than £200,000 in a flat.

Officers made the find at an address in South Street, Eastwood, shortly after 10.15am yesterday (Thursday) morning after responding to local intelligence.

Around 350 plants were discovered in a flat above a commercial property, along with an array of sophisticated growing and filtering equipment.

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The plants have since been removed by a specialist dismantling team and remedial work carried out on dangerous electrics. All specialist growing equipment has also been put beyond use.

Nobody has yet been arrested and investigations are ongoing.

Inspector Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This was a large and sophisticated cannabis grow with very significant financial value. Investigations are on-going and the drugs will now be destroyed.

“Cannabis cultivation on this scale is an incredibly serious offence that is often linked to organised criminality and other serious offences like modern slavery and human trafficking.

“When we find a grow like this we’ll do everything in our power to find out who is behind it and ensure they are punished accordingly.”