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‘Finsbury Park’s Amazon rainforest’: Police raid cannabis farm in Stroud Green Road

10 April, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

The cannabis farm in Stroud Green Road. Photo: Finsbury Park Police‏ on Twitter

A MAN has been arrested after police raided a cannabis farm in Stroud Green Road on Friday, described by officers as  “Finsbury Park’s own Amazon rainforest”.

Armed with a warrant, officers from the eastern wards of the borough cut through metal shutters of a shop front just before 9am.

Inside the address on the busy road, a room crammed full with large cannabis plants with overhead lighting and fans greeted officers. The plants have an estimated street value of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The room was crammed full of plants sustained by artificial lighting. Photo: Finsbury Park Police‏ on Twitter

Finsbury Park Police tweeted on Saturday: “We executed a drugs warrant yesterday, enlisting the help of our method of entry colleagues.

“Inside the address we found Finsbury Park’s own Amazon rainforest! It’s taken some time but now all of the drugs have been seized.”

A 39-year-old man was arrested. He was released without charge while the investigation continues.

 

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