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Cannabis plants worth £1,000,000 found in Rainham

Officers discovered a cannabis factory in Ferry Lane yesterday (Credit: Metropolitan Police)

Police have recovered cannabis plants worth £1,000,000 in Rainham.

Detectives executed a drugs warrant at a commercial premises in Ferry Lane on Tuesday, 30 November. 

They discovered the property was being used as a cannabis factory and recovered more than 1,000 plants from the site. 

Officers also seized the cultivation equipment used to grow the plants, which have an estimated street value of £1,000,000. 

Around 1,000 plants were recovered (Credit: MPS)

Detective Sergeant Owen Morgan of the East Area Command said: “A seizure of this magnitude will undoubtedly have an impact on drugs supply on London’s streets.

“We know that there is a link between drugs and violent crime, with both having a devastating impact on our communities.

“We remain focused and committed to disrupting and preventing drug supply in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

“All information received from the public is acted upon and I urge anyone who is aware of any suspicious activity to report it to the police as soon as possible.”

No arrests have been made and detectives are still investigating the situation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC. If you have information about this specific incident quote 1132/30Nov.

You can also provide information 100% anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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