Thirteen people charged after raids on Cambridgeshire cannabis factories
THIRTEEN people have been charged following a series of drugs raids on suspected cannabis factories across Cambridgeshire, including one in Warboys and another in Brampton. Police carried out dawn raids at five properties on Wednesday (May 6), smashing a
THIRTEEN people have been charged following a series of drugs raids on suspected cannabis factories across Cambridgeshire, including one in Warboys and another in Brampton.
Police carried out dawn raids at five properties on Wednesday (May 6), smashing a major drugs gang and seizing 1,500 cannabis plants. More than �10,000 cash was also found.
In a coordinated operation, the homes were raided at the same time including a property in High Street, Brampton and Pasture Close, Warboys.
Two were also raided in Milton Road, Cambridge and one in Mowbray Road, Cambridge.
All of these properties were found to be cannabis factories and 11 people, dubbed as 'gardeners' in charge of tending to the cannabis plants, were arrested.
Two warrants were also served at properties in St Ives, one in Molewood Close and another in Robbs Walk. Two arrests were made at these properties and police believe these people were responsible for the funding and management of the factories.
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The Hunts Post was with police during the raid in Brampton, where in excess of 400 skunk plants (a stronger form of cannabis) were found. All but two rooms of the four-bedroom property were used to grow the plants.
Brampton parish councillor Mike Shellens, who lives a few doors away from the raided property, said: "We are just generally shocked - I mean this is Brampton."
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mead, who coordinated the raids, said: "We carried out a series of raids across Cambridgeshire and smashed a drugs gang."
Details of the charge or arrest status of all 13 individuals arrested have now been released by police.
Khanh Niguyn, 48, High Street, Brampton, has been charged with production of cannabis and abstracting electricity.
Hung Duong, 45, from Robbs Walk, St Ives, has been charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis.
Cu Tran, 35, from Robbs Walk, St Ives, has been charged with conspiracy to produce a class B drug.
A 15-year-old boy from Cambridge has been charged with the production of cannabis.
Hanh V Bui, 25, from Pasture Close, Warboys, has been charged with producing cannabis.
Thinh Duc Le, 42, from Molewood Close, Cambridge, has been charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis.
A 38-year-old man from St Ives was arrested under the immigration act and taken to Huntingdon police station.
Dung Tran, 21, from Milton Road, Cambridge has been charged with the production of a class B drug and abstracting electricity.
A 23-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man from Cambridge, who were arrested for being concerned in the production of cannabis and fraud, have been bailed to Parkside police station on June 1.
A 25-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man and a 19-year-old man all arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and fraud have been bailed to Parkside police station on June 18.