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Kent man jailed for UK's biggest cannabis haul

The ringleader of a drug gang from Yalding near Maidstone has been jailed for 14 years, for his part in a cannabis growing operation in Kent and East Anglia. Michael Corcoran was involved in cannabis farming on a massive scale in Rochester, Sittingbourne, and Gravesned. It was Britian's biggest ever cannabis haul. Nashreen Issa reports from the Old Bailey

Man arrested after 3000 cannabis plants discovered

3000 plants were discovered and have been destroyed Credit: Kent Police

A cannabis factory containing an estimated 3,000 plants has been uncovered by police at Hythe in Kent

Local officers from the Community Policing Team and the Divisional Support Unit executed a warrant at an industrial unit on Thursday morning

In addition to the plants, police also found lighting and cultivation equipment.

Credit: Kent Police

A 59 year old man from Margate has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and released on bail until January.

Earlier, a tweet from Kent Police estimated the value at one million pounds- that is now being checked.

The force also stated that the plants have now been destroyed.

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