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£60,000 cannabis factory discovered during search

PUBLISHED: 13:03 06 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:03 06 December 2019

Scorpion East police officers located a £60,000 cannabis factory in Lowestoft. Picture: Scorpion Team Twitter

Scorpion East police officers located a £60,000 cannabis factory in Lowestoft. Picture: Scorpion Team Twitter

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A cannabis factory has been discovered in Lowestoft by a specialised drugs squad.

Suffolk Police's Scorpion drug team "located" the cannabis factory in Lowestoft yesterday (Thursday, December 5).

The Scorpion East branch of the team Tweeted: "Cannabis factory located in Lowestoft by East Scorpion yesterday.

"Upstairs at the address had been converted into two grow rooms containing a number of plants with estimated value of £60,000."

A police spokesman said officers discovered the cannabis factory, estimated to have a value of around £60,000, at an address in Jacobs Street, Lowestoft about 9.45am on December 5.

Electricity had also been abstracted from the property.

Anyone with any information about this incident or who saw anything suspicious should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference number 37/73459/19.

■ Since its formation, the Scorpion branch has prioritised a mass crackdown on drugs trafficking as it works to combat child sex offences and deny criminals use of the roads.

The proactive team tackles County Lines across Suffolk.

In July Scorpion East officers seized hundreds of cannabis plants, estimated to be worth about £200,000, from a Pakefield home.

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