Caerphilly officers uncover large-scale cannabis cultivation in Aberbargoed
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Gwent Police has located a commercial cannabis cultivation in Aberbargoed thought to contain around 1,000 plants.
Officers visited the commercial units at around 1.40pm on Wednesday 29 June and following a search of the area, found a large-scale cultivation covering two storeys.
It's believed the cultivation contained over 1,000 plants, of varying maturity, with an estimated street value of £500,000
Officers set up a police cordon and, once the area was confirmed to be safe, dismantled the cultivation.
Lysha Thompson, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the north of Caerphilly, said:
"Our officers have carried out a search of the property and disrupted a significant commercial operation growing cannabis in Gwent.
"Our investigation to identify those responsible is currently ongoing, and you may see more of our officers in the area as we carry out our enquiries. If you have any information that you think may help, or have any concerns you wish to discuss, please do stop and talk to our officers.
"Illegal drugs have no place in our society and Gwent Police will continue to undertake operations - like this one in Aberbargoed - to target anyone involved in the supply of controlled drugs."
Gwent Police is appealing for anyone with information relating to this incident to contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting log reference 22*217306.
You can also contact the force via social media on Facebook and Twitter and you can report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.