Police find massive rain forest of cannabis in North London
By: Simon Robb – Metro.co.uk – April 10, 2017
Police have uncovered an ‘Amazon rain forest’ of cannabis plants on a busy high street in North
Beyond an entrance shielded by metal shutters, a room was found crammed with the sprouting plants that almost reached the ceiling.
Officers, who broke into the building, took pictures of the space that was kitted out with fans and overhead lighting.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the raid at an address in Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park on Friday.
Finsbury Park Police tweeted: ‘The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed we executed a drugs warrant yesterday, enlisting the help of our method of entry colleagues.
‘Inside the address we found #finsburypark’s own Amazon rainforest! It’s taken some time but now all of the drugs have been seized.’
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police in Islington executed a warrant at an address in Stroud Green Road, at 8:57am on Friday, 7 April.
‘A large quantity of suspected cannabis plants were found and seized.
‘A 39-year-old was arrested in connection with this incident. He has been released under investigation. Enquiries continue.’
Supply and production of the Class B drug is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 14 years.
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