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Police seize £377,000 worth of cannabis in raid


The cannabis plants seized by police

POLICE have seized more than £375,000 worth of cannabis in a raid.

Officers searched a property at the Chandler Road industrial estate in Chichester, finding 750 plants last Thursday.

The estimated value of the plants is £377,000.

A 29-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of produce controlled B drug cannabis and acquire, use or possession of criminal property.

He was not charged for these offences, but later released into the custody of Immigration Enforcement officers.

PC Sam Fenner, of Sussex Police, said: “This is a significant find of a large scale commercial cannabis cultivation and its dismantling will disrupt the distribution of the drug to a wide area.

“It is vital we do all we can to prevent the supply of drugs causing harm to the community.”

Source: The Argus