Two More Arrests Over Norfolk Cannabis Factory
6 June 2014, 08:37 | Updated: 6 June 2014, 08:44
A further two men have been arrested after police raided one of the largest cannabis factories Norfolk's ever seen.
More than one thousand cannabis plants were seized by police from Gibbett Site Pig Farm in Bradenham near Dereham on Sunday 24 November 2013.
Seven people were arrested after what police described as "one of the largest cannabis farms Norfolk Constabulary has dealt with in recent history".
They had gone to the farm after reports somebody was injured. They then discovered the "highly organised and sophisticated operation” at 8:40pm that evening.
When they realised the scale of what they were dealing with they called in armed officers, along with a helicopter and police dog unit.
During searches that evening, a cannabis factory was found and a 30 year old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.
No one injured was ever found and officers now believe that it was a hoax.
During the police searches more than 200 large sacks of raw tobacco and a crude shredding machine to produce hand rolling tobacco was discovered. It's estimated that the combined total of products seized was over £1 million.
The two men, one aged in his 50s from the Ipswich area and one aged in his 30s from the Sudbury area, were arrested on suspicion of money laundering, cultivation of cannabis and being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs.
They remain in custody.