Local residents’ tip-off helps police shutdown Class B drug factory
- Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
A Class B drug factory containing plants worth around £135,000 was shut down by police officers following intelligence from local residents.
Acting on the information from members of the public, Cambridgeshire Constabulary successfully located the cannabis factory in Cambridge on February 19.
Officers from the Southern Neighbourhood Support Team carried out a warrant at the property in Wagstaff Close where they found 161 plants.
Also inside the property was 35-year-old Albion Kurti who was arrested on site.
On Tuesday (March 23), Kurti was sentenced to a year and 10 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to production of cannabis.
PC Rachel Burnett said: “Thanks to intelligence received from members of the public, we were able to shut down this cannabis factory.
“We can’t be everywhere and we rely on people in our communities being our eyes and ears. If you suspect something isn’t right, it more than likely isn’t.
- 1 21st century agreement on future of 17th century pub
- 2 ‘It’s sadly coming to a natural end’ - restaurant to close its doors by August
- 3 ‘It’s been very rewarding’ - Letizia amazed by support for La Strega
- 4 New bid for housing thwarted by Great Crested Newts
- 5 Village barn struck by arsonists in 4am blaze
- 6 Change of plan for A142 Mepal bridge works as July closures announced
- 7 Axing BBC TV news from Cambridge 'a backward step' says MP
- 8 Littleport 'hit and run' on Victoria Street
- 9 Explained: What the cost of living support package means for you
- 10 Florist 'busier than ever' hoping to build from lockdown success
“We would encourage people to look out for signs of illegal cannabis factories including blacked out windows and people coming and going at various times of the day.
“Those living next door may also notice a distinctive ‘hum’ noise from the fans and ventilation.”
If you suspect drug activity in your area, report it online via: https://bit.ly/3u35EUH