The eye-watering value of cannabis cops have removed from farms in Coventry in 2020

Cannabis farms ran by and used to fund organised gangs were found all across Coventry last year – with a potential street value of over £11 million.

During 2020, West Midlands Police’s Cannabis Disposal Team (CDT) – who are called to clear the largest and most sophisticated set-ups – attended 38 scenes in the city and seized a total of 11,237 cannabis plants.

The harvestable on-street value of those stood at around £11.25 million.

There would have been many more cannabis finds in Coventry last year, but smaller cannabis grows are dealt with on a more local level through neighbourhood police teams, so the full scale of the seizures in last year would be considerably more.

Across the whole of the West Midlands, the CDT closed down 398 large farms in 2020 and seized plants and harvested leaves with a street value of £86.6 million.

As we reported in our Coventry newsletter, the largest of those was right here in Coventry at a warehouse in Foleshill Road.

Having been called by power suppliers, officers smashed their way in to a premises in July and discovered a huge set-up, including a living quarters, full hydroponic equipment and over 3,600 plants with a street value of £3,618,000.

Mike Hall, manager of Cannabis Disposal Team, said: “Most of the cannabis farms we deal with are being used to fund organised crime gangs.

“We often find weapons, machetes and sometimes…

Cannabis farms ran by and used to fund organised gangs were found all across Coventry last year – with a potential street value of over £11 million.

During 2020, West Midlands Police’s Cannabis Disposal Team (CDT) – who are called to clear the largest and most sophisticated set-ups – attended 38 scenes in the city and seized a total of 11,237 cannabis plants.

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The harvestable on-street value of those stood at around £11.25 million.

There would have been many more cannabis finds in Coventry last year, but smaller cannabis grows are dealt with on a more local level through neighbourhood police teams, so the full scale of the seizures in last year would be considerably more.

Across the whole of the West Midlands, the CDT closed down 398 large farms in 2020 and seized plants and harvested leaves with a street value of £86.6 million.

As we reported in our Coventry newsletter, the largest of those was right here in Coventry at a warehouse in Foleshill Road.

Having been called by power suppliers, officers smashed their way in to a premises in July and discovered a huge set-up, including a living quarters, full hydroponic equipment and over 3,600 plants with a street value of £3,618,000.

Mike Hall, manager of Cannabis Disposal Team, said: “Most of the cannabis farms we deal with are being used to fund organised crime gangs.

“We often find weapons, machetes and sometimes…

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