Coventry cannabis farm closed and man arrested

A man has been arrested as a major cannabis farm in Coventry was shut down.

West Midlands Police seized 500 plants from the Humber Avenue address this morning (Wednesday).

Gang Squad officers found four grow rooms and separate living quarters.

The 22-year-old who was arrested remains in custody.

The power was supplied by illegal bypassing the grid which is a fire hazard – the property is cleaned throughout the day and the national grid keeps the area safe.

The raid was part of Operation Target, which is a campaign against serious and organized crime.

Chief Inspector Dave Amos, from Coventry Local Policing Area, said: “It was an excellent job to bring a substantial cannabis farm out of business and keep drugs off our streets.

“Cannabis farms are extremely dangerous, not only to the people inside them, but also to the communities around them.

“Not only because of the crime associated with them, but also because of the risk of catastrophic fires from the dangerously bypassed electricity they use.

“We rely on information from the public to get a picture of where this type of crime is happening and who is responsible.

“I urge anyone who is concerned about this type of activity where they live to get in touch and let us know what you know.”

Op Target has seen drugs, cash and firearms worth hundreds of thousands of pounds taken off the streets.