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CrimeCannabis farm with £5m street value uncovered in Stockport

Cannabis farm with £5m street value uncovered in Stockport

Police in Stockport have discovered a huge cannabis farm in a large unoccupied building in the town centre, with a street value worth around £5 million.

At around 10am on Thursday, June 13, the electricity board alerted officers to the ‘possible grow’ on Lower Hillgate.

The area was assessed and made safe, before a total of 3,325 plants were seized on Friday and Saturday.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Inspector Amreek Singh said: “This is a great find for our neighbourhood team who are committed to tackling the supply and distribution of illegal products throughout the town.

“Cannabis farms on this scale can be linked to serious and organised crime gangs, and the drugs they sell have a significant adverse impact on our communities. It drives violence and can lead to vulnerable people being exploited, as well as leading to numerous problems such  as addiction and health issues. Our work has ensured that thousands of cannabis plants will not be hitting the streets.

“If you have any information about drugs supply in your area, please do get in touch with your local officers. You can also contact police on 101, via gmp.police.uk, or via Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

 

Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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