Cannabis plants haul worth £500,000 seized in Hunts village

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

More than 2,000 cannabis plants worth half a million pounds were seized by police in a village factory near Huntingdon.

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

The illegal haul was discovered following concerns from a UK Power Network engineer in Moor Road, Great Staughton.

The team attended on Friday night (September 11) and discovered the factory with 2,426 plants over two floors.

Police seized all of the cannabis worth more than £500,000 as well as the growing equipment including lights and transformers worth thousands of pounds.

While no arrests were made, officers said the seizure of this cannabis farm “would cause significant disruption and financial loss to those involved”.

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant


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Signs of a cannabis farm include:

Strong, sticky smells

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Covered windows

Excessive security

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Cannabis plants haul worth 500,000 seized in Hunts village. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

High levels of condensation

Lots of visitors and at unsociable hours

Bright lights day and night

Constant noise of a fan

If you suspect there is a drug farm near you or other drug activity, report it online.

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