Cannabis 'worth up to £53,800' seized in Hertfordshire village raid

PUBLISHED: 12:24 02 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:24 02 April 2015

Police uncovered a cannabis factory in South Mimms

Police uncovered a cannabis factory in South Mimms

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Cannabis plants thought to be worth up to £53,000 have been seized in a raid in South Mimms.

Police descended on St Albans Road yesterday (Wednesday) and uncovered a hydroponic drugs factory in a team.

A police helicopter monitored the raid, and a dog was taken away.

No arrests have been made, but officers say the plants will be destroyed.

It is estimated the plants, which were at various stages of growth, had an estimated street value of between £19,600 and £53,800.

Hertsmere Neighbourhood Inspector Richard Johnson said: “This factory was found due to great work from officers who identified the premises as a potential cannabis factory, so this is a great result for us.

“We will continue to take a robust approach to this kind of criminal activity and pursue those in our community who are suspected to be involved in the production and supply of controlled drugs.

“The public can assist our fight against drugs by reporting any suspicions around possible drugs use and dealing. Please call us via the non-emergency number 101: we will take your report seriously and act on any information received.”

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