Police smell cannabis and uncover huge drug factory

In addition to the smell, Met Police became suspicious after spotting a man placing large bags inside a wheelie bin.

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Man dumps bags into bin near home smelling of cannabis

As police approached the detached house, they noticed a man placing large bags inside a wheelie bin. He then ran off into Crystal Palace Park.

Some of the 500 plants found inside the south London property Credit: Metropolitan Police

Sergeant Rob Goodwin from Bromley Police said: “This seizure represents a major and unexpected dent in the network of cannabis supply in the South East London area and was brought about through proactive local neighbourhood policing”.

Police smell cannabis and uncover huge drug factory

Met Police have uncovered a huge drug factory in south London after driving past a house and noticing a strong smell of cannabis. When they went inside the property near Crystal Palace Park, this is what they found.

Cannabis factory uncovered by police in South London Credit: Metropolitan Police

Four large rooms were set up to grow cannabis, with in excess of 500 fully grown plants inside.

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