Police in Bolton uncover huge cannabis farm with a value of one million pounds
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At around 9.00am this morning (11 August 2021) officers executed a warrant at a warehouse on Bradshawgate in Bolton town centre.
Initial searches of the building uncovered eleven rooms of cannabis plants, as well as evidence that people were living there such as beds, clothes and food.
Inspector Helen Chadwick of GMPs District Intelligence Unit said: "Locating a cannabis farm of this scale is a fantastic result for our officers who work hard to crack down on drug related crime in the area.
"Our Bolton Action Team (BAT) who led on this morning's raid, focuses on the execution of warrants and tasks reacting to intelligence led crime trends and district threats.
"They were assisted by the Bolton Partnership Team, which is a police led multi-agency task force which coordinates partner agencies to reduce demand on front line policing and increase efficiency moving forward.
"The building is in the process of being made safe by an electrician due to the large amount of wiring surrounding the plants and once this has been done the plants will then be removed for analysis before being destroyed.
"This was a very well equipped, large cannabis farm likely involving a number of people at different levels of the drug supply chain.
"No arrests have yet been made but enquiries are ongoing and evidence is being gathered from the scene to try and track down those responsible for the farm.
"We hope that this find significantly disrupts the supply of cannabis in the area, ultimately making our local communities safer".
"In order to keep on disrupting this type of crime we do need the public to report any information they may have to us and so I would urge anyone who has information about this cannabis farm, or anyone connected to it, to please contact us so we can bring these people to justice."
Anyone who has any information should call police on: 101 or use the GMP Website Live Chat facility quoting incident number 3127 of 11/08/2021.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."