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Disused U.K. bar transformed into massive cannabis grow-op

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In what might have been an homage to the former Sumo Bar in Leicester, U.K., police found an impressively sized cannabis grow-op with 1,500-plus plants. Equipped with a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act , police discovered the massive illegal grow this week, according to a statement from the Leicestershire Police . The act achieves its main purpose of preventing the misuse of controlled drugs “by imposing a complete ban on the possession, supply, manufacture, import and export of controlled drugs except as allowed by regulations.” Police were in the process of clearing the site earlier this week. Unfortunately, they were unable to pin down any suspects in the case, although the investigation is continuing. Man fined $12k for illict backyard cannabis grow in ‘Daddy’s shed’ U.K. drug trafficker must fork over £1.2 million or spend another seven years in prison £500,000 worth of weed plants found while cops were investigating a burglary Calling the find a significant haul, Sergeant Joe Postlethwaite from the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Area said the police acted swiftly on a tip and prevented the drugs from hitting the streets. “We will continue to carry out operations of this nature and encourage people to report any suspicions they may have about premises being used in this way,” Postlethwaite added. Other disused locations in the U.K. that have been transformed into illegal grow-ops include a vacant retail store , a closed-down pub , a former nightclub and an old police station . And earlier this year in Leicester , three people were arrested after a police raid revealed more than 100 cannabis plants growing inside a disused commercial premises. Again, the successful raid was the result of a tip from the public. “Cannabis is a class B drug and is illegal — we take reports…

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