Romford man arrested after cannabis factory discovered

A Romford man was among three people arrested in Pitsea on suspicion of cannabis cultivation after a drugs factory was uncovered on Sunday afternoon.

Essex Police found nearly 400 cannabis plants at an address in Lenham Way in the town.

Hydroponics and drugs paraphernalia were found at the premises, and were seized along with the plants.

Police also seized a four-figure sum of cash and a Range Rover vehicle under the Proceeds of Crime Act, after they suspected they may have been obtained by the proceeds of suspected drugs supply.

The 33-year-old Romford man was arrested, along with a 29-year-old man, whose home town hasn’t been released, on suspicion of cannabis cultivation.

A 26-year-old from Pitsea was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and abstraction of electricity.

The men are still being questioned in custody.

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