Video: Police Discover Cannabis Factories in Homes in Ely and Littleport

PUBLISHED: 17:02 05 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 May 2010


Hover over the image above and press the play button to watch the video. Adobe Flash Player Required

Hover over the image above and press the play button to watch the video. Adobe Flash Player Required

POLICE have seized more than £300 000 pounds-worth of cannabis in raids carried out on two properties in Ely and Littleport. The raids, which happened at around 10am, took place at addresses in Waterside in Ely and on Victoria Street in Littleport with up

POLICE have seized more than £300'000 pounds-worth of cannabis in raids carried out on two properties in Ely and Littleport.

The raids, which happened at around 10am, took place at addresses in Waterside in Ely and on Victoria Street in Littleport with up to 1000 plants being discovered by police.

Two people were arrested at the property in Ely, a 16-year-old male and a 40-year-old man, and a 33-year-old man was arrested at the house in Littleport. The three, who are believed to be of Asian origin, are being held at Parkside Police Station in Cambridge for questioning while investigations are carried out.

Both properties contained up to 500 plants, along with highly sophisticated cultivation and lighting systems in both houses. The culprits had also bypassed the properties' electricity meters and were drawing up to £20,000 of electricity straight from the mains system to help grow the plants.

Inspector Alan Saville said: "This was clearly a very organised operation and we have managed to stop a large quantity of drugs from getting out onto the street.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard