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Caister cannabis factory shock

PUBLISHED: 09:17 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:07 03 July 2010

A CANNABIS factory with more than 450 plants has been uncovered by police in Caister.

Officers raided the five-bedroom property in Diana Way yesterday and found six rooms packed with cannabis plants with a street value of more than £100,000.

A CANNABIS factory with more than 450 plants has been uncovered by police in Caister.

Officers raided the five-bedroom property in Diana Way yesterday and found six rooms packed with cannabis plants with a street value of more than £100,000.

A 42-year-old man was found at the premises and was arrested and taken to Great Yarmouth police station. Thanh Cong Nguyen, a Vietnamese national, has been charged with producing cannabis and will appear at Yarmouth Magistrates Court this morning.

Officers found plants at various stages of cultivation from seedlings to fully grown plants while the electric supply had been illegally tapped into.

It is the second drugs den uncovered in the village this year after police found a massive haul of 972 plants at a large detached home in Yarmouth Road on January 19.

Officers from Caister safer neighbourhood team and operation countdown team secured a warrant after gaining intelligence from local residents.

Det Sgt Mark Pack explained operation countdown gathered intelligence from various crimes across the district allowing police to take action in a robust way.

“It involves us employing every enforcement tool available to us to solve our existing crime and to significantly reduce our current crime rates. This seizure and arrest is an example of the work we have been doing over recent weeks and shows the benefit of listening to the local community.”

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