18th Nov, 2017

Drugs raid finds £1M of cannabis in Bromsgrove

Lauren Jeal 2nd Feb, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A POLICE raid on a cannabis farm in Bromsgrove has brought down a professional £1million drugs operation.

The warrant to search Unit 3 on Butsford Hill Business Park, was executed by 17 police offices, two dogs, and crews from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service at 11am on Friday (January 29). A police helicopter circled and assessed the site before firefighter forced entry into the cannabis factory and a team from CID seized about 1,000 plants all of different growths, which had the estimated street value of more than £1million.

Insp Sarah Corteen said: “This was very big job for us and it is great that we have shut this operation down.

“There were questions as to why we did not know about this sooner and the reason is because it was very well ventilated and extremely well organised. It was obviously a professional operation which took a lot of time and expertise to set up.

” Drugs cause a significant harm in our community and this has removed a great deal of money from the criminal chain and will help protect people in Bromsgrove.

“This just goes to show if you do conspire to produce or sell drugs you will be caught and you will be arrested.”

Hieu Nguyen, 18, and a 16-year-old boy appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ and Worcester Youth Court on Saturday (January 30) where they faced one charge of producing a quantity of cannabis. The pair are due to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday (February 10).

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