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Cannabis factory uncovered in abandoned Leyland building

Posted on - 30th May, 2023 - 9:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News
Inside the cannabis factory busted by police in Leyland Pic: South Ribble Police

South Ribble Police raided a cannabis factory in Leyland last week.

A disused business premises was entered around 9.30am on Wednesday 24 May.

250 cannabis plants were found spread across seven rooms in the building.

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Inside the Leyland cannabis factory

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drugs and immigration act offences.

Sergeant Paul Harrison said: “This is a significant find and we are committed to tackling large cannabis farms which often have strong links to organised crime and enable criminals to operate in our communities.

“Some people may see cannabis cultivation as a minor offence but some of the dangers are often hidden, such as the risk of fires and use of electrics. Dismantling and targeting this activity will remain a priority of ours.”

Police said the raid was part of Operation Warrior – aimed at tackling serious and organised crime in Lancashire.

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