Cannabis worth £200,000 seized by police during raid
PUBLISHED: 12:13 28 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 28 June 2019
Hundreds of cannabis plants - estimated to be worth about £200,000 - have been seized during a raid by a specialised drugs squad.
Suffolk Police's Scorpion Drug Team conducted a search of a house in London Road South. near Pakefield, about 8.25am on Thursday, June 27, with the cannabis farm subsequently discovered.
After carrying out a drugs warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, officers recovered a large amount of hydroponics, nearly 600 cannabis plants, a large quantity of steriods and what are thought to be class A drugs of an estimated value of £700.
The 600 cannabis plants, estimated to be worth £200,000, were discovered growing in four rooms at the property and a 54-year-old man was subsequently arrested.
The Scorpion East branch of the team Tweeted on Thursday night: "#EastScorpion were at it again today in #Lowestoft.
"600 cannabis plants located at a house, growing in four rooms in #Pakefield.
"Estimated £200,000 worth.
"1 male arrested and in custody."
A police spokesman said: "A man was arrested at the location on suspicion of production of cannabis, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession with intent to supply steroids.
"He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently released under investigation pending further inquiries."
Since its formation, the Scorpion branch has prioritised a mass crackdown on drugs trafficking as it works to combat child sex offences and deny criminals use of the roads.