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

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


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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.

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