The busts occurred on three streets within walking distance of each other.
Police in the industrial town of Scunthorpe, England seized £300,000 ($515,379) worth of cannabis from three addresses in less than a week, reports the Grimsby Telegraph .
“This means the organized crime gangs in our area are now less well off with your help, the only people that benefit are the dealers and the gangs behind this type of activity,” the police said in a statement.
“Without the help and support from the Community we cannot conduct these types of operations, please keep the information coming and we’ll continue to fight the gangs that exploit our communities.”
Earlier this year, police reported that drug gangs in the area of Scunthorpe and Grimsby could be posing as utility workers to illegally connect grow sites to the grid .
“Those running the factories are digging up the roads, posing as legitimate workers, and then refilling the roads back in as if nothing has been done, once they have managed to tap into the power supply,” said detective inspector Tom Kelly.
In particular, police asked the public to keep an eye out for late-night activity, unmarked vans and unbranded jackets and hard hats.
“Not only is the abstraction of electricity in this way incredibly dangerous for those living on the street, often these criminals are exploiting vulnerable people through modern-day slavery to complete the work for them, which we won’t accept,” Kelly said.
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