14 arrests and eight cannabis factories dismantled in day of action
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Eight cannabis factories were uncovered by officers taking part in our serious and organised crime week of action yesterday, (July 21).
Officers executed warrants at 15 addresses throughout the day and discovered cannabis grows at three flats, four houses and an industrial premises.
Five of the properties where cannabis plants were found were in Northampton, one in Daventry, one in London and one in Surrey.
Officers arrested 14 men in connection with drug offences, who remain in police custody.
In total around 1,500 plants were recovered, with nearly 700 from the industrial premises alone.
Around £70,000 cash was also seized, along with 15 kilograms of cannabis packaged and ready for distribution.
Chief Inspector Pete Basham, who is leading this week’s pulse activity, said: “Tackling serious and organised crime is a matter of priority for us, and yesterday’s activity is a great example of the action we can take.
“Organised gangs operate as a business to make as much money as possible, while disregarding any consequences for those who are impacted by their actions.
“Often these gangs are involved in other crime types and target vulnerable people in order to operate and so we will continue to do all we can to dismantle their operations.
“Information provided by the public will help us to continue to take action against those involved in this type of organised crime, so I urge anyone who has any concerns to report them to us via northants.police.uk, by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”