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400 cannabis plants found in huge drug factory raid at Brent home

A huge cannabis factory with an estimated 400 cannabis plants growing inside has been discovered by police.

The drug factory, which was spread across six rooms in a Brent home, was only found after police were called to another disturbance nearby.

Met Police officers found the cannabis factory in a house in Woodheyes Road, Neasden overnight between Monday (June 1) and Tuesday (June 2).

Each of the six rooms in the house contained between 60 and 80 mature cannabis plants which had been grown using sophisticated watering and lighting systems.

The factory would not have been discovered if Met Police had not been called to the residential road off the North Circular, opposite Wembley IKEA due to a “disturbance”.

Cultivation of cannabis, a Class B drug, is not legal either for personal use or for distribution under current drug laws in the UK. According to the Home Office however, the drug is used by more than 2.5 million people every year.

Brent Police tweeted at 7.49am on Tuesday (June 2): “A cannabis factory has been located at a residential property on Woodheyes Road.

“Officers from NWCTeam discovered the set up during the night following reports of a disturbance in the street.

“Six rooms each containing around 60-80 plants.

“A massive haul off the streets.”

It is not known if any arrests have been made in relation to the raid.

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