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 arrested and charged after a large cannabis factory was discovered in a small village on the Norfolk Suffolk border.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”