Cannabis cultivators bank on illegal grow, but police make operation-ending withdrawal

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a massive cannabis grow-op at a former bank that was spread across 10 rooms and included about 1,000 plants. Humberside Police discovered the large and sophisticated grow-op in Withernsea on Jan. 4. Following its discovery, a guard was placed on scene while the large operation was dismantled, notes a police statement. As part of Operation Galaxy, police estimated the plants involved were worth about £500,000 ($860,000). £500,000 worth of weed plants found while cops were investigating a burglary Teen, adult lose big after Scottish police find illegal grow worth up to £1 million in old bingo hall U.K. police find hundreds of cannabis plants spread across eight rooms Identifying the location as a former bank, the BBC reports that officers with Tasers and a police dog searched the building. “ HSBC bank, Withernsea searched following arrest of two males approx half million pounds worth of cannabis located in 9 rooms over 3 floors,” notes a tweet by the Humber Roads Police. Despite its size and sophistication, however, the “set up had been dangerously extracting electricity, common with cannabis grows, which can put surrounding properties and businesses at risk,” the Humberside Police reports. “Taking down organized criminals involved in the production and distribution of drugs is incredibly important to our force,” says PC James Stothard, beat manager for Withernsea. “I would continue to encourage our local communities to report any information, no matter how small, they feel could help our action against drugs in their area,” Stothard adds. HSBC bank, Withernsea searched following arrest of two males approx half million pounds worth of cannabis located in 9 rooms over 3 floors. #roadscrimeteam #214 pic.twitter.com/zNtQqBuGN8— Humber Roads Police (@HumberbeatRoads) January 5, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Two men were arrested just before 6 p.m. on Nov. 4…

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