Police discover hundreds of plants at huge cannabis factory in Coventry


Police in Coventry have discovered another cannabis factory in the city – the third in a matter of weeks.

The latest drug factory was discovered in the Radford area yesterday (Friday, September 4).

Police executed a drugs warrant to raid the premises and discovered more than 300 plants. They also found more than 3,000 cannabis buds which they said were “ready for dealing”.

The seizure was revealed on Twitter by North West Coventry Police, along with pictures of the plants and buds seized.

It said: “Today the local neighbourhood team executed a drugs warrant in the Radford area where over 300 plants found!

“We also found over 3,000 buds ready for dealing! All seized and destroyed!.”

Buds at the cannabis factory discovered in Radford
Buds at the cannabis factory discovered in Radford

The latest seizure follows two other cannabis factory discoveries in Coventry.

West Midlands Police discovered a huge cannabis factory in Hillfields on August 28 after it was spotted from the air.

The police said the drugs farm, at the junction of Harnall Lane East and Jesmond Road, was lit up “like a lighthouse” thanks to high-tech thermal imaging cameras being used on the force’s helicopter.

The find saw drugs valued at £330,000 seized in a subsequent raid on the property.

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West Midlands Police’s eye in the sky was over Hillfields on an unrelated operation when the cannabis factory was discovered.

A total of 337 cannabis plants were seized from the property.

An extensive hydroponics system used to water the crop and electrical equipment was also seized.

Earlier in August more than 400 cannabis plants were seized during another raid on a cannabis factory in the city.

The operation took place on Friday, August 14, in Holbrook Lane and was carried out in the wake of what police said was “local intelligence”.

Anyone with information on cannabis production or drug crime in their area can contact officers from West Midlands Police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or telephone 101 anytime.

People with information can also call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



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