Jail for pair over £1.8million cannabis factory discovered in Warboys

PUBLISHED: 11:36 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:54 15 March 2019

Around 2,200 plants and growing equipment were seized from the industrial unit in Warboys.

Around 2,200 plants and growing equipment were seized from the industrial unit in Warboys.

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Two men who were caught growing cannabis worth an estimated £1.8 million on an industrial estate near Warboys have been jailed.

Around 2,200 plants and growing equipment were seized from the industrial unit in Warboys.Around 2,200 plants and growing equipment were seized from the industrial unit in Warboys.

Paulin Prenga, 28, and Sajmir Basha, 29, were arrested when officers raided a unit at Warboys Airfield Industrial Estate on February 13.

When searching the site officers found more than 2,000 cannabis plants and living accommodation where the pair were staying.

Prenga and Basha, both of no fixed abode, admitted production of cannabis.

Yesterday (Thursday) at Peterborough Crown Court, Prenga was sentenced to two years in jail and Basha a year and eight months.

Sajmir Basha and Paulin Prenga have been jailed. Picture: CAMBS POLICESajmir Basha and Paulin Prenga have been jailed. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

DC Hannah Moore said: “This really was cannabis production on an industrial scale. The warrant happened largely thanks to information from the public; intelligence such as this is vital in our efforts to tackle the supply of drugs in the county.”

Information about drug dealing can be reported via www.cambs.police.uk/report or by calling 101.

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