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Three arrested following discovery of cannabis factory

Around 150 plants were discovered – Photo: Suffolk Police

Police have arrested three people after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Sudbury yesterday.

Officers from Sudbury Safer Neighbourhood Team attended a property on Middleton Road in the town on Monday, 12th April, at around 11.30am to speak to a male about an unrelated matter.

When inside the property officers uncovered a cannabis factory with around 150 plants with an estimated street value of £100,000.

Officers from Op Scorpion team, who tackle drug dealing crime and related criminality, also attended the property to support the recovery and subsequent investigation into the find.

A 17 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in a supplying controlled drug, and being involved in modern slavery offences, while a 44 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being involved in modern slavery offences, being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, as well as on suspicion of driving offences, including driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance. Finally, a 20 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying controlled drugs.

All three were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police investigation Centre for questioning and all were subsequently released under investigation.

Enquiries into the incident are on-going and anyone with information about it should contact Sudbury police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/18085/21.

Officers would urge local residents and businesses to be vigilant to suspicious activity and anyone with information about drug-related activity in their community should contact Suffolk police. 

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