This week’s cannabis warrants lead to seizure of around 450 plants
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Two cannabis warrants were enacted in Nuneaton and Bedworth this week, leading to the seizure of around 450 plants in total.
In the Bedworth raid on Tuesday 18 July, around 300 plants in total were seized.
Assuming a street value of £800 per plant when cropped means a potential of around £240,000 of plants were seized.
The actual street value can vary depending on the strain and size of the plant, along with a variety of other factors.
Two males were arrested following this warrant, and both have been charged with cultivation of cannabis (Beqir Kola, 21 of no fixed abode; and Avel Dani, 21 of no fixed abode).
They will both appear in Warwick Crown Court on 17 August 2023.
In the Nuneaton raid on Wednesday 19 July, around 150 plants in total were seized, with an estimated street value of around £120,000.
Chief Inspector Steve Davies said “Every cannabis plant off the street is another step towards ripping out organised crime in Warwickshire by the roots. We’re very happy with the results of the two warrants this week.
“These actions don’t grow from nothing, so I’d also like to thank all of our officers who have worked hard in making these warrants a reality, and to members of the community for providing the vital intelligence we needed to act.”
PC 2074 Pedley, who led the operations for this week’s warrants, said "Twice this week, we gained entry into properties, secured drugs, and disturbed drug dealing in the local area.
“It’s exactly why we do this role and the kind of results we hope to continue".
“If you’re concerned about cannabis being grown in your area, or any other criminal activity, get in touch with us as soon as possible and we will act on it.”
Videos showing both of the raids are available on the Warwickshire Police Facebook page at the links below: