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Two arrested after £1m cannabis factory found in small village

PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:29 27 March 2019

Two men have been charged in connection with 800 cannabis plants found at industrial premises at Redgrave, near Diss. Picture: Suffolk Police

Two men have been charged in connection with 800 cannabis plants found at industrial premises at Redgrave, near Diss. Picture: Suffolk Police

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Two men have been arrested and charged after a large cannabis factory was discovered in a small village on the Norfolk Suffolk border.

Redgrave Business Centre, a development of industrial units on the edge of Redgrave, near Diss, where a large cannabis factory has been found by police. Picture: Simon ParkinRedgrave Business Centre, a development of industrial units on the edge of Redgrave, near Diss, where a large cannabis factory has been found by police. Picture: Simon Parkin

Police raided an industrial premise in Redgrave, near Diss, on Monday, March 25, after receiving information about suspicious activity.

Officers found more than 800 cannabis plants, a large amount of hydroponics equipment and paraphernalia inside the premise at Redgrave Business Centre on the edge of the village.

Investigators estimated the potential street value of the cannabis found is close to £1 million.

Redgrave Business Centre is a development of small industrial and factory units.

The unit at Redgrave Business Centre, on the edge of Redgrave, near Diss, where two people were arrested and a large cannabis factory was found. Picture: Simon ParkinThe unit at Redgrave Business Centre, on the edge of Redgrave, near Diss, where two people were arrested and a large cannabis factory was found. Picture: Simon Parkin

A Redgrave resident, who asked not to be identified, said local people had been unaware of the huge illegal cannabis farm in the village.

“No one had any idea what was going on in there until a few days ago when there was the whiff of cannabis,” they said. “They seemed to have had a big operation going on in there.

The 800 cannabis plants found at industrial premises at Redgrave, near Diss, have an estimated street value of £1m. Picture: Suffolk PoliceThe 800 cannabis plants found at industrial premises at Redgrave, near Diss, have an estimated street value of £1m. Picture: Suffolk Police

“They was a huge amount of police activity with lots of vehicles. They had a large lorry here to take away all the contents of the building.”

The two men detained on suspicion of cannabis production were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where they were questioned by officers.

Redgrave Business Centre, a development of industrial units on the edge of Redgrave, near Diss, where a large cannabis factory has been found by police. Picture: Simon ParkinRedgrave Business Centre, a development of industrial units on the edge of Redgrave, near Diss, where a large cannabis factory has been found by police. Picture: Simon Parkin

Eglant Selenica, 34, and 29-year-old Daniel Muhaj, both of Redgrave, have been charged with producing cannabis. Both men are due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27.

The police scene investigation is still being undertaken at the premises while enquires continue.

Superintendent Kim Warner said: “This is another great example of positive police work using intelligence provided to us by the public. We will respond swiftly and ensure that appropriate robust enforcement action is taken, helping to keep Suffolk communities safe.”

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