Harlow Mill: Five arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation offences

Crime / Tue 6th Feb 2024 at 03:42pm

FIVE men have been arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation offences, following a proactive warrant by the Serious Organised Crime Unit in Harlow.

A warrant was executed in a unit at Harlow Mill Business Centre on Monday, 5 February following intelligence around the facility being associated with drug production.

Officers attended the address yesterday (5 February) and located a high number of suspected cannabis plants with a suspected street value of around £1 million.

Five men were arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug of Class B and abstracting electricity without authority.

They remain in custody.

Officers remain at the scene to continue enquiries.

Detective Inspector Yoni Adler said “Our early enquiries at this address indicate that this unit has been used to facilitate a high level of illegal drug production.

“The set up was organised and included CCTV rooms and living quarters. We are now working to gather the evidence and our officers are expected to remain there for a couple of days.

“These plants were being cultivated to end up in the hands of vulnerable drug users. Cannabis is harmful illegal drug which causes damage to communities and fuels criminality.”

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1 Comment for Harlow Mill: Five arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation offences:

Butch Pizza
2024-02-06 22:56:59

The police are killing the drug trade in Harlow.