Two arrested following discovery of cannabis factory in Pirbright

Police VestTwo men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis following a police enquiry at a farm in Pirbright yesterday (Wednesday, 30 November).

Detectives were at the site in Grange Road to carry out investigations in relation to a stolen vehicle offence when they discovered more than 300 cannabis plants in a number of large metal shipping containers.

A 48-year-old man from Leeds and a 45-year-old man from Redhill are currently on bail and are due back at Guildford police station on 2 February 2012 .

Detective Inspector Andy Haslam said: “This factory was discovered because officers were astute and read between the lines after talking to the occupants of a business unit on the site. It shows that cannabis factories are not confined to inner cities, as is often the perception. Even in a safe, leafy county like Surrey , people should be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police.”

If you have suspicions about drug related crime in your area, you can contact Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111.


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