Police in Bromley stumble across huge £500k cannabis factory in home

Police were called to disturbance in the middle of the night where they found the factory

Forensics officers have been examining a home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Bromley which was being used as a giant cannabis factory.

Met Police officers were only alerted to the industrial-scale growth of cannabis at the home in Bolton Gardens after they were called to the scene at 1.30am on Tuesday (August 4).

When they arrived at the scene near Bromley Hill, the suspects involved in the disturbance had fled. Inside the house was a cannabis factory spread across multiple rooms and estimated to be an enterprise with an estimated street value of around £500,000 by police.

While some rooms had small plants still in their infancy, others had mature, tall cannabis trees. Inside the rooms, industrial-style ventilation and lighting systems were installed to speed up the process of plant growth and conceal the illegal activity from neighbhbours.

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Bromley police said an investigation had bee launched to find those responsible for the running of the factory and that forensics officers had been at the scene.

Anyone with information should call Met Police on 101 or alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

My London – Bromley