$150 million in cannabis seized from 400 large drug operations in West Midlands last year

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There were other cannabis farms raided in West Midlands whose value topped £1 million ($1.7 million), including a £2.6 million ($4.5 million) haul from the historic Haliburton House and almost £2 million ($3.5 million) from a property in Soho. The U.K.’s West Midlands Police (WMP) reports it is doing what it can to clamp down on area drug dens run by crime groups, as evidenced by the £87 million ($150 million) worth of weed it seized in 2020. Focusing on large marijuana factories suspected of being run by organized crime teams, figures from WMP’s Cannabis Disposal Team (CDT) show that members closed down 398 large farms last year, notes a police statement. Adding in the smaller cannabis grows, for which neighbourhood police teams are responsible, last year’s tally “would be considerably more,” police say. Hall cites the importance of public information and tips in the CDT’s ability to identify and take down large illegal grows.

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The U.K.’s West Midlands Police (WMP) reports it is doing what it can to clamp down on area drug dens run by crime groups, as evidenced by the £87 million ($150 million) worth of weed it seized in 2020.

Focusing on large marijuana factories suspected of being run by organized crime teams, figures from WMP’s Cannabis Disposal Team (CDT) show that members closed down 398 large farms last year, notes a police statement. The plants and harvested leaves that were seized had an estimated street value of £86,697,000.

Adding in the smaller...

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