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Cannabis factory found in back lane, Church Village

Written by on 29th April 2020

Over 200 cannabis plants have been discovered at a building in Church Village.

The plants were found on Tuesday 28th April after two South Wales Police officers followed their sense of smell as they patrolled in the area.

Their enquiries led them to a commercial premises in a back lane off Main Road.

A search warrant was secured and they entered the building to discover four growing rooms containing 239 plants.

Thirty-three packed bags of cannabis were also discovered at the property.

As police searched the premises, an off-duty officer walking his dog nearby noticed a man acting suspiciously and alerted colleagues.

Shortly after, a 37 year-old Albanian national was arrested and is currently in police custody.

The police investigation continues.

Inspector Stephen Daley said: “It was a great find by these two officers who trusted their instincts. A timely one too, with drugs already picked, bagged, and bound for the streets.”

Anybody who has information about this incident is urged to contact 101 quoting reference *145400.

Anybody suspicious of drug dealing should call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.