Cannabis cultivation worth an estimated £70,000 dismantled in Cwmbran
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Neighbourhood inspector thanks the public as community information leads to successful warrant.
Inspector Jennie Tinsley-Brustad has thanked the quick reporting of the community and the fast actions of her officers as a cannabis cultivation of around 70 plants was dismantled recently.
Gwent Police received information on Wednesday 16 March, reporting that there was a potential cannabis cultivation at an address in the Cwmbran area.
Officers carried out the warrant at the Cwmbran address on Thursday afternoon and found a cultivation consisting of roughly 70 mature cannabis plants – with an estimated street value of £70,000.
Following inspection, Torfaen’s neighbourhood policing team dismantled, seized and destroyed the cultivation.
Inspector Tinsley-Brustad said:
"Gathering information plays a vital role in our efforts to tackle and disrupt the supply of illegal drugs, so I'd like to thank the community for the part they play in providing the police with key information that we can act upon.
"We're committed to protecting our communities from drugs and the associated crime around supply, all of which can have a devastating impact on people's lives, communities and local businesses.
"As this warrant shows, your reports really do make a difference, so we'd continue to ask anyone with any information or concerns about drug dealing in their area to get in touch by calling us on 101 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Officers continue their investigation into identifying those responsible for the cultivation.