Cannabis farm busted

The hunt is on for the brains behind an audacious cannabis farm that was busted by cops earlier this week. Around 140 cannabis plants were seized after officers from Northwick Park Safer Neighbourhood Tem (SNT) raided the rented house in Pasture Close,

The hunt is on for the 'brains' behind an audacious cannabis farm that was busted by cops earlier this week.

Around 140 cannabis plants were seized after officers from Northwick Park Safer Neighbourhood Tem (SNT) raided the rented house in Pasture Close, Wembley.

The property, on a quiet residential street, could have gone up in flames as the tenant had overloaded the electricity supply so much that the wiring was beginning to melt under the strain.

The electrical meter had also been bypassed - a high dangerous method used by many crooks to obtain free energy. .


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PC Colin Hobday from Northwick Park SNT said: "I am very pleased with this result. Once we became aware of the premises we were able to act quickly and stop the crop being harvested.

"Although the plants were small, with the growing techniques use it would have been no time at all before the house and attic were full of mature plants.

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"I am more concerned however over the danger caused by the bypassing of the meter.

"We have built a strong relationship with the local community and if it was not for homeowner helping us we would not have got this great result."

PC Hobday is appealing to anyone who has information about the property's occupants to call the SNT on 020 8721 2969 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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