Home | Community | Message Board

Reliable Spores
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Growery News Service

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Capsules, CBD Edibles, CBD Oils, CBD Topicals   Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 3,372
Last seen: 8 years, 4 months
UK: Cannabis factories surge in disused buildings
    #462020 - 08/17/10 10:08 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)


Tuesday 17 Aug 2010

LONDON — Thousands of cannabis factories were uncovered by police last year, in locations varying from farms to disused cinemas, a report revealed Tuesday.

Police detected more than 6,800 cannabis farms and factories in the UK in the last 12 months -- more than double the number found in 2007-2008, the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) said.

Acpos's report on the commercial cultivation of cannabis found a growing variety of locations being used for the activity, from industrial buildings to former pubs, cinemas, nightclubs, printworks and banks.

More than 1.3 million plants with an estimated value of £150 million were recovered over the last year.

Acpo's lead on cannabis, Commander Allan Gibson of the Metropolitan Police, put the increase in detection down to greater enforcement and public awareness.

"Between 2004 and 2007, 800 cannabis factories a year were being uncovered by the police," Gibson said. "That rose to over 3,000 a year in 2007-08 and over 6,800 in 2009-10.

"This increase is attributed to a number of factors, including an increased focus on law enforcement."

He said publicity around cannabis since its reclassification in 2008 has also led to more people reporting unusual signs of habitation in buildings.

Blacked-out windows, condensation, strange smells and people coming and going at all hours are possible signs of a factory, police advise.

Cannabis growers are often involved in other crimes, ranging from counterfeiting currency and money laundering, to firearms, prostitution, and people trafficking, Acpo found.

The face of cannabis growing is also changing, the report said, with more white British offenders than ever before, the majority of them aged between 18 and 35.

The largest factory found was in an industrial unit in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire where more than 7,600 plants were recovered with an estimated value of £2.5 million.





Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Capsules, CBD Edibles, CBD Oils, CBD Topicals   Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom

Feedback and Administration >> Growery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* UK: Boy, 13, on cannabis factory charge in Northampton Shaggy420 1,329 2 08/13/10 12:14 PM
by trichome
* UK: Swansea crown court hears how Pembroke Dock cannabis campaigner has turned over a new leaf Shaggy420 2,168 2 07/13/10 07:27 AM
by Shaggy420
* UK: Legalise heroin and cocaine to cut crime and improve health, top doctor says Shaggy420 974 0 08/17/10 10:07 AM
by Shaggy420
* UK: New poll shows 70% support for legal regulation of cannabis Shaggy420 1,719 2 07/15/10 02:43 PM
by Shaggy420
* India: Backpacker jailed in India to be returned to UK Shaggy420 2,148 5 08/09/10 11:35 AM
by kyuzo
* UK: Teacher avoids jail after second drugs offence Shaggy420 1,092 0 07/13/10 06:49 AM
by Shaggy420
* Patients denied cannabis spray Shaggy420 806 0 08/05/10 09:32 AM
by Shaggy420
* UK: Decriminalise personal drug use, suggests chairman of the Bar Council Shaggy420 1,812 3 07/30/10 11:38 PM
by Mof

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: geokills
954 topic views. 0 members, 4 guests and 5 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
Royal Queen Seeds Cannabis Seeds
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2020 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.021 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 12 queries.