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Police release picture of man wanted after Preston cannabis factory raid

Posted on - 7th July, 2018 - 8:42am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
Picture released as part of Operation Renard
Picture released as part of Operation Renard

Police have released the picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with a drugs ring operating across Preston and Lancashire.

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It comes after police raided a house in Deepdale and discovered £50,000 worth of cannabis during Wednesday (4 July).

The cannabis factory in Skeffington Road is the latest in a string of raids as part of Operation Renard across the North West.

DS Stu Peall, from Lancashire Police’s Human Trafficking Team, said: “We need to locate this man as part of our investigation and are asking anyone who may recognise him to get in touch.”

Read more: Watch undercover footage showing how a Preston drugs gang was snared

Police say the man is wanted in connection with a raid in Bootle, Merseyside, back in March.

Five Vietnamese nationals were arrested and linked to cannabis production.

If you know who he is, please call police on 01282 472083 or 01282 472155. Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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