Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson
24 May 2010, 16:25
Hundreds of cannabis plants have been discovered at a house in Loughton.
Police carried out a raid on the property in Edy Court this afternoon (Monday) as part of Operation Falcon, which has just been re-launched in Milton Keynes.
Once inside the house, police found four rooms, each filled with around 150 plants at different stages of development.
The people running the factory had set up a series of wires and lights to cultivate the plants.
Detective Inspector Neil Dodds told Heart it's one of the biggest set-ups that they've found in MK for some time:
"Four rooms, probably 150 plants in each room, all at different stages of the cycle, and so in essence what you have is probably every six weeks a profit of £15,000."
Two men have been arrested following the raid and are currently being questioned at Milton Keynes Police Station.
But DI Dodds says it's unlikely they were working alone.
"These businesses are invariably very well run, very well organised, which makes it more and more difficult. Of course the more times we do this unfortunately another one will be set up somewhere else but as far as we are concerned, to do nothing isn't an option."
A series of raids are being carried out all week under Operation Falcon - which aims to tackle drug dealers and disrupt the supply of Class A drugs in the area.
Police are also expecting Falcon to help them catch people who commit crimes like burglary and robbery to pay for their drug habit.
If you have any information about drugs you can call the Falcon team on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.