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Police seize cannabis grow and samurai sword in city raids

Police foiled a cannabis production line as well as seizing illegal weapons including a samurai sword.

Officers from the Operation Reacher teams in Broxtowe, Radford, and Nottingham city centre executed four early morning warrants on Thursday, August 18.

A team of 20 officers smashed through the doors of the properties to gain entry and came across a cannabis operation at an address in Ingleby Close in Bilborough.

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There were 10 plants found in a second bedroom, hidden inside a large cupboard, as well as scales and a quantity of cannabis bagged ready for sale in the kitchen.

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A samurai sword was also discovered.

A knife and baton were discovered at the other properties.

One man has been charged with possession of two offensive weapon offences.

Police are currently investigating the drug offences.

Sergeant Lou Ellis, from the Operation Reacher city centre team, said: “This was a great result for Operation Reacher and the local beat team.

“Around 20 officers worked at executing the four warrants on Thursday and we have managed to take offensive weapons including a samurai sword out of the hands of potentially dangerous criminals.

“The cannabis grow was hidden inside the cupboard of a second bedroom and might have been used to block out tell-tale signs.

“This is about more than just drugs. It is the wider impact that these drugs have on society and by continuously pursuing drug dealers we will prevent harm coming to the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“It is well known that violence is related to drugs and it really impacts on the community. This will send out a clear message to those who wish to grow and sell drugs in Nottinghamshire. We will be paying you a visit.”

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