Drugs raid nets 1,000 cannabis plants with estimated street value of £1m

Cannabis plants found in Colchester Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Cannabis plants found in Colchester Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Essex Police

As many as 1,000 cannabis plants have been discovered at an address in north Essex following a police raid.

Essex Police made the discovery during a search of a property in Davey Close, Colchester, yesterday, Wednesday, September 12.

“We executed a warrant at around 10.10pm in Davey Close and found the plants and equipment inside,” a police spokesman said.

“We remain at the scene and are seizing the planes. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Davey Close is in the Greenstead area of Colchester, near to the River Colne and Hythe Railway Station.

Essex Police did not report the estimated street value of the drug haul. However, drug busts of similar size have been valued at around £1million.

Anyone with information about the drugs is asked to call Colchester police station on 101 quoting incident 1393 of 12/09.

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People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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