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”.

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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.