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'Sophisticated' cannabis factory discovered in Corby

Police seized around ninety plants during the raid. Credit: Northamptonshire police

A sophisticated cannabis factory has been discovered during a raid at an address in Glastonbury Road, Corby.

Northamptonshire police say the raid was part of 'Operation Viper' which targets organised crime groups in the area.

The warrant was carried out after intelligence from the local community.

Around 90 mature plants were found along with hydroponics and a canister of CS spray.

“We are keen to highlight that this has come about through community intelligence, something which is vital to Operation Viper. The information provided has enabled us to execute a successful warrant and develop our investigations into the supply of drugs within Northamptonshire. We are eager to build on relationships with the local community and we hope that results like this demonstrate our commitment to acting on information provided by the public.”

– Detective Sergeant Nick Peters, Northamptonshire police

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£300,000 cannabis farm discovered in Corby

This cannabis farm was found at an address in Corby Credit: Northamptonshire police

A cannabis factory worth over £300,000 has been discovered by police during a raid in Corby.

Officers executed a search warrant on the Kingswood Estate under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

525 cannabis plants were found during the raid on the 31st January..

A 28-year old man was arrested during the warrant and subsequently charged with Production of Class B under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Armando Musa is currently being held on remand in custody.

"Obtaining this warrant was a direct result of information we received from the community in Corby Town whose neighbourhood had become blighted by this drugs operation. Over £300,000 worth of cannabis plants were found at this address so I am pleased that we have managed to disrupt this organised criminal network and help take drugs off our streets. "

– Sergeant Jon Hodgson from the Neighbourhood Policing Team
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