£80k's Worth Of Cannabis Found In Portsmouth

Police have seized hundreds of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of more than £80,000 from a house in Portsmouth.

Officers from the Targeted Patrol team were initially called to Medina Road, Paulsgrove, just after 12.30am,
Thursday, August 26, to reports of a burglary. Three people were seen to leave the scene.

When officers arrived, they arrested a suspect nearby. DC Kristy O’Brien from Portsmouth CID said: 

“Following the arrest, officers went to search the house, which was empty. It turned out it was being used as a cannabis factory.

“I would say there were about 300 plants filling three upstairs bedrooms and the loft. It’s a very significant find. We believe in total the drugs have a street value of anything between £80,000 and £97,000.”

Following interviews and enquiries by Portsmouth CID, the suspect, Vu Hou Nam Nugyen, 28, of no fixed address, was charged with the production of cannabis.

Nugyen, a Vietnamese national who is also known as Hoai Nam Vu, 36, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court earlier today where he was remanded in custody to re-appear on Wednesday, September 1.

 If you’re concerned about drug activity in your neighbourhood, you can call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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