The electricity meter here had also been bypassed.
Allushi claimed to have been taking part in the grow to fund his son’s hospital debts in Albania, having initially come to the UK in the belief that he would be able to earn better money here.
He had started working in the grow having been recruited by an organised crime gang in the UK, in exchange for a percentage of the profits.
Sgt Louise Baxter said “Organised gang bosses don’t want to get their hands dirty, and it is a sad fact that they will often get vulnerable people to run their operations. Cannabis users need to be aware that they are funding this exploitation.”
“That said, it is also vital to pay heed to the consequences of working for these gangs, whatever the reason.”
Sgt Trent McMurray of Leamington Spa SNT said “We carry out raids on cannabis grows because local communities complain to us about them – they’re sick of the violent and dangerous groups that develop strangleholds in their neighbourhoods and the misery they bring with them.
“If you suspect there might be drugs being produced in your area, do not hesitate to make a report to us online.”