Rainham cannabis factory worth over £1m busted in drugs raid
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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.
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."
The police said there have been no arrests at this time and enquiries continue.