£500,000 worth of weed plants found while cops were investigating a burglary

Growth op

Yet another vacant building in the U.K. was being used for an illegal cannabis grow-op, this time revealing more than 1,100 plants estimated to be worth over £500,000 ($865,000). The police made the discovery in the old warehouse in Lenton, U.K. this past weekend while investigating a report of a burglary. Officers were quickly on the scene to seize the plants and the sophisticated growing equipment being used in the grow-op, according to the police. Man fined $12k for illict backyard cannabis grow in ‘Daddy’s shed’ Dealer arrested with over $25K worth of weed says it was “gifted to him by a school friend” The guy who sacked Scotland Yard cops for using weed uses weed The removal of the operation “can only be of benefit to the communities we serve across Nottinghamshire,” Victoria Batterham, an investigatory officer with the Nottinghamshire Police, said in the police statement. “We remain as committed as ever to taking illegal drugs off our streets, and my message to anyone involved in their supply is still very clear: we’re watching you and it could be you next,” Batterham emphasized. “Often cannabis production and drug crime can lead to more serious violence as dealers use force to try to keep their illicit business going, sometimes with people forced into modern slavery in cultivating the drugs,” she said, encouraging citizens to continue providing tips to police whenever they see suspicious behaviour in their communities. A recently published report found that illegal migrants are being trafficked in Lancashire by criminal gangs that put the vulnerable people to work on weed farms in various locations around the country. There are also more subtle forms of criminal gangs corrupting communities by employing willing citizens. For example, a U.K. woman who needed money to pay for her father’s funeral was paid…

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