THREE Vietnamese men have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison following one of Cambridgeshire s biggest drugs busts.

Police uncovered a string of cannabis factories when homes in Cambridge, Brampton and Warboys were raided on May 5 and 6 this

THREE Vietnamese men have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison following one of Cambridgeshire's biggest drugs busts.

Police uncovered a string of cannabis factories when homes in Cambridge, Brampton and Warboys were raided on May 5 and 6 this year.

Thinh Duc Le, 42, Hung Duong, 46 and Cu Tran, 35 all pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.

On Friday (October 16) at Huntingdon Crown Court Le was sentenced to five years, Duong was sentenced to six years and Cu Tran was sentenced to five years.

Sergeant Neil Hewson said: "This whole operation stemmed from one piece of community intelligence regarding suspicious activity at an address.

"This subsequently led to the discovery of six cannabis factories and the seizure of nearly 2000 cannabis plants.

"The seven defendants all played a major part in the production of cannabis that would probably have been sold on the streets of Cambridgeshire.

"Of the seven defendants, three were identified as facilitators and played a pivotal part in the set up of the factories.

"I would like to remind the community that intelligence is vital in the drive to reduce the availability of drugs.

"Cambridgeshire police will assess intelligence and take action were appropriate. This type of criminality will not pay.