Police seize thousands of pounds worth of cannabis in a raid at Cottenham

PUBLISHED: 10:07 27 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:53 27 March 2019

Police seize £88,000 worth of cannabis from a property in Cottenham. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE

Police seize £88,000 worth of cannabis from a property in Cottenham. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE

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Police have bagged up thousands of pounds worth of cannabis in a raid on a property in Cottenham.

Police seize £88, 000 worth of cannabis from a property in Cottenham. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICEPolice seize £88, 000 worth of cannabis from a property in Cottenham. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE

The cannabis, worth £88,000, has been taken away for destruction.

Also removed in the raid at Setchel Drove were a stolen car, a stolen trailer and suspected stolen power tools.

A spokesman for the Rural Crime Action Team said: “We have been in Cottenham seizing cannabis. The team made short work of the grows.”

RCAT sergeant Craig Flavell said: “This is yet another excellent example of proactive policing under the force’s Operation Raptor and helps reinforce that our officers can’t be everywhere, but they could be anywhere.

“We have had a very successful hare coursing season and now that is coming to an end, yesterday’s work is just the start of what will be a very busy summer for the RCAT team.

“Our work yesterday has helped take drugs off the streets and recover stolen vehicles and power tools, often a big concern in rural communities across Cambridgeshire.”

No arrests have been made and an investigation has been launched.

The haul seizure was part of Operation Raptor, which is the force’s drive to tackle crime and protect the public.

The Operation Raptor team comprise plain clothes officers from across the UK, who are within CID units in each local policing area.

The team work round the clock to gather intelligence in their area, then apply to the courts for search warrants for addresses believed to be associated with crimes like drugs and gang activity.

Teams execute the search warrants and work proactively to target crime in their region.

• Anyone who suspects illegal drug activity, or any suspicious activity in their area, should call police on 101 or report it online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/.

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