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28 February 2014, 14:00
Two men have been arrested in connection with a cannabis factory that was discovered in a bunker in Rendlesham.
Police carried out a warrant at the location in Rendlesham at around 9am yesterday morning (26th February) and discovered the rooms in the bunker, which is approximately 40 feet by 80 feet, to be full of cannabis in various states of cultivation.
The bunker was searched and over 1,000 plants have been discovered and seized along with electrical equipment.
The men aged 38 years and 37 years, both of no fixed abode, were arrested on suspicion of production and cultivation of cannabis and are currently being held at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
Police are reminding us of the possible signs of a cannabis factory in their area:
Lighting and ventilation equipment
Covered up or blocked up windows
Comings and goings to a property at all hours
Strong lighting day and night.
High levels of heat and condensation i.e. windows constantly misted up
The constant buzz of ventilation
The strong sickly smell given off by cannabis plant
Lots of power cables that could possibly link up to lamp posts so that they don’t have to pay for the large amounts of electricity they use.
If you have any information about the production or supply of drugs please phone police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
UPDATE 14:00 28th February
Two men have appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning, (28th February) charged with producing cannabis after a bunker full of plants was found in Rendlesham on Wednesday.
The men were arrested in connection with the find and they were taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they were interviewed by officers.
Viet-Toan Tran, 38, and Xuan-Truong Tran, 37, both of no fixed abode, were both charged with producing the class B drug and detained in custody overnight to appear at court this morning.