Posted: Thu 11th Apr 2024

Updated: Thu 11th Apr

More than 600 cannabis plants discovered in raid on Rhyl industrial unit

North Wales news and information

Police have discovered more than 600 cannabis plants after a raid on an industrial unit in Rhyl.

A warrant was executed by local officers and North Wales Police’s drone unit at a property at the back of Ernest Street today (Thursday, 11 April).

Other specialist units were also involved as a sophisticated cultivation was discovered spanning across two storeys of the building.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug.

PC Sophie Corkish said: “People often describe the production and use of cannabis as being a victimless crime, but it’s not.

“Organised crime is behind many of these cannabis factories, and criminals are earning a lot of money off the back of our communities, and they often protect their plantations by using violence and intimidation.

“Whatever your views on cannabis, the serious and organised crime and people trafficking which is linked to these factories can cause real damage to our communities and it funds further criminality.

“We make no apologies for taking the necessary actions to keep our local residents safe from such harm.”



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