raid near Burnham-On-Sea uncovers £500,000 cannabis factory
have uncovered a high-tech drugs factory in a quiet village near
huge haul of cannabis with a street value estimated at £500,000
was recovered from a farm in Tarnock, a usually sleepy village
on the A38 near Rooksbridge, on Wednesday.
man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis
and the police investigation is now underway.
large industrial units, which were each dedicated to cultivating
hundreds of plants of cannabis, took almost two days to dismantle
investigation to find out what links the premises has to the criminal
underworld and where the drugs were destined is now underway by
local police, a criminal investigation team and a financial investigation
and Somerset Police spent two weeks staking out the quiet buildings
with infrared-equipped equipment. They also scrutinised electricity
usage before raiding the premises.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that they believe the well-established
operation, which had 260 growing plants and 470 already harvested,
had been in operation for at least a year. Police said the haul
is the biggest of the century in the Somerset West police district.