photos: Police discover huge underground cannabis factory
huge underground cannabis factory has been uncovered during a
drugs raid involving police from Burnham-On-Sea.
made the discovery after a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant was executed
on farmland near Shipham, as pictured here.
cannabis factory, complete with hydroponics equipment and running
water, was found buried under soil.
130 cannabis plants, thought to be worth approximately £130,000,
and the equipment used for cultivation, were seized during the
raid on Friday.
45-year-old woman has been arrested for the production of a controlled
drug and has been bailed until April, pending further investigations.
responsible for the factory had tapped into the main power supply
of a nearby building and Western Power Distribution attended with
police to disconnect the wiring.
Roger Tolley from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
were alerted to the potential cannabis factory by the community.
The public are our eyes and ears, and information regarding suspected
illegal activity is absolutely vital in helping us combat crime."
use a variety of methods to prevent and detect crime but community
intelligence still remains one of the most effective weapons we
have in targeting criminals."
want to encourage people to keep talking to us, we do listen and
we do take action as Friday's warrant demonstrates."
the raid last Friday, the police helicopter was used to provide
images from a thermal imaging camera, which confirmed a heat source
from the site and the footprint of the concealed containers under
you have information about suspected criminal activity, call the
new 101 number or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.