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How Did They Not Weed This Out Sooner?

Police have ‘sniffed out’ a huge cannabis factory – next door to their own headquarters. The plants were uncovered in an ‘empty’ factory unit after officers became suspicious about the
01 Dec 2014 10:40
How Did They Not Weed This Out Sooner?
Police ‘sniffed out’ the large cannabis factory right next door to the South Wales Police HQ in Bridgend.

Police have ‘sniffed out’ a huge cannabis factory – next door to their own headquarters.

The plants were uncovered in an ‘empty’ factory unit after officers became suspicious about the smell just yards from the main custody suite at South Wales Police station.

Three men were arrested at the scene in Bridgend, as officers seized the marijuana plants.

Neighbouring business owners claimed officers’ had described the drugs haul as the ‘biggest they had ever found.’

“No-one had a clue, but it could have been going on for a number of years,” said car maintenance worker Hayley Pells, 33.

“They appear to have been very professional. They invested heavily in being very secure and very discreet.

“For a long time we thought it was empty. We didn’t see anybody coming or going for extremely long periods of time. This isn’t unusual as lots of the units are used only for storage.

“They (the police) told us they were suspicious about the unit and sent a helicopter over it to scan the temperature but it was no different to any of the others.

“They were still suspicious about the unit and when they noticed a smell from it they acted.

“They told us that the plants were growing in insulated boxes which was why nothing showed up on thermal imaging.” Daily Mail

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