PICTURES AND VIDEO - Police seize £50k worth of cannabis in Cofton Hackett drugs raid - The Bromsgrove Standard

PICTURES AND VIDEO - Police seize £50k worth of cannabis in Cofton Hackett drugs raid

Bromsgrove Editorial 27th Sep, 2023 Updated: 27th Sep, 2023   0

CANNABIS plants with an estimated street value of between £17,000 and £50,000 were seized from a property in Cofton Hackett earlier this morning.

Officers from Rubery Police Safer Neighbourhood Team swooped at the property in Parsonage Drive and confiscated 60 plants in total.

A further 198 smaller plants – around 10cm high – were also seized. These could be worth another £1,000-per-plant in a few months time.

During the raid a man tried to flee from a first floor window and jumped across roofs but was located by officers who found him in a garden of a neighbouring street.

Police confirmed a 19-year-old Albanian man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

Residents living in the area had raised concerns about drugs and suspicious activity in the area.

Watch the video of the raid below.

PC Rod Hartwright, from the Rubery SNT, said: “The warrant today shows we will not tolerate drugs within our community and will continue to act on information given to us about drugs.

“Drugs have a negative impact on our communities and can lead to other localised criminality and the harm and exploitation of vulnerable people.”

He added people could help police by reporting any signs of criminal activity, no matter how small they seem, via the website, by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, visit and submit information there.

The warrant was carried out as part of Operation Target – West Mercia Police’s work to tackle serious and organised crime.

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