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Arrests lead to discovery of more than 100 cannabis plants at Brandon property

Three men were arrested after a vehicle stop by police led to the discovery of more than 100 cannabis plants.

On Friday, May 1 at about 4pm, police officers from the Roads and Armed Policing Team had reason to stop a VW Golf car on the B1106 in Culford to carry out driver and vehicle checks.

They seized £1,350 in cash as well as the car.

Police arrested three men. Stock image
Police arrested three men. Stock image

The 27-year-old male driver, from Dagenham, was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation, money laundering and driving a vehicle without valid motor insurance and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The driver was released under investigation in connection with these offences but was further detained under the European Arrest Warrant and was remanded in custody to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, May 4.

The passenger in the car, a man in his 20s, was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering and was released under investigation.

Following these arrests, officers obtained information about an address in West Drive, Brandon that was reportedly being used for cannabis cultivation.

Police conducted a search warrant at the property on Saturday, May 2 and discovered a cannabis growing business.

A 23-year-old man was arrested outside the address on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

Officers seized more than 100 cannabis plants and drugs paraphernalia from the premises.

The man has been bailed to return to police on May 24.

Anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact the West CID quoting reference number 37/24346/20.

Visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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