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Officers from West Cumbria’s Targeting Unit and Tactical Support group have executed a search warrant under the Misuse of drugs Act 1971 at an address in the Flimby area. As a result, cannabis plants and equipment valued in excess of £400,000 were recovered. A 31 year old man and 36 year old woman present at the address were arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis. They remain in police custody today where they are helping police with their enquiries.
DCI Keith Capstick said: “This seizure is the latest in a series of successful investigations that have been ongoing in West Cumbria to combat organised crime groups that cultivate and grow cannabis for financial gain and to fund other areas of criminality.
“Our efforts will continue and I would like to thank members of the community for their support so far.
“If you would like to report suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please contact your local policing team so that we can act on it by dialling 101 or contact any member of your local policing team.”
The seizure takes place during the Constabulary’s Did you know… campaign that is highlighting to communities the unseen work of the Constabulary’s ‘Crime Command’. This week, the Force has been focusing on the work that goes on all year round to tackle drugs and keep people safe.
For more information about the campaign, visit www.cumbria.police.uk
Picture shows an earlier cannabis haul in the county