Rainham cannabis factory worth over £1m busted in drugs raid

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A Rainham cannabis farm has been identified by police - Credit: @MPSRainham

A cannabis factory has been found in Rainham, with police recovering marijuana worth around £1 million.

The Metropolitan Police said they carried out a drugs warrant yesterday (November 30) at a commercial premises on Ferry Lane with the Met's East Area Drug Focus Desk.

On entry, officers found that the property was being used as a cannabis factory.

More than 1000 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of £1,000,000, and cultivation equipment were seized by officers and removed from the venue. 

Police said they recovered around £1,000,000 worth of cannabis in Rainham

Police said they recovered around £1,000,000 worth of cannabis in Rainham - Credit: @MPSRainham

Det Sgt Owen Morgan of the East Area Command said: "A seizure of this magnitude will undoubtedly have an impact on drugs supply on London’s streets.

"We know that there is a link between drugs and violent crime, with both having a devastating impact on our communities.

"We remain focused and committed to disrupting and preventing drug supply in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. 

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"All information received from the public is acted upon and I urge anyone who is aware of any suspicious activity to report it to the police as soon as possible."

A cannabis farm in Rainham has been busted by police

A cannabis farm in Rainham has been busted by police - Credit: @MPSRainham

The police said there have been no arrests at this time and enquiries continue.