Sophisticated cannabis factory put out of business

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A cannabis factory has been shut down by police.

Officers from the Central neighbourhood police team (NPT) raided the property on Walnut Avenue, Peacock, on Monday morning.

They had received information that a large cannabis crop was being grown in the house.

Officers found drug paraphernalia and more than 200 large plants of the Class B drug.

Insp Ian Williams, of the Central NPT, said: “Thanks to community intelligence we were able to shut down this large scale cannabis factory .

“It is a fantastic result.

“This was a sophisticated operation which consisted of a full hydroponics set up consisting of an intricate electrical system, silver foil, heating and water pumps.

“The electricity board had to attend the property to make it safe for officers to enter and seize the plants.

“They will now be analysed, valued and destroyed.

“At the moment enquiries are still on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact us.”

A woman was arrested at the property and questioned.

She has been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Anyone any with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.