Cannabis plants worth £250,000 seized during raids on Northamptonshire drug farms

Police gatecrash houses 100 yards apart in two weekend swoops

Monday, 1st March 2021, 2:53 pm

Police gatecrashed two massive drugs farms producing cannabis plants worth £250,000 during two raids over the weekend.

Officers forced their way into a property in Union Street, Kettering, at around 10am on Saturday and another a few hundred yards away in Duke Street at 8am on Sunday.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "Officers from the Kettering Neighbourhood executed two warrants in the town over the weekend where more than 320 cannabis plants were seized from two separate addresses with an approximate value of £250,000."

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An axe was among the items seized after police smash their way into two cannabis farms in Kettering. Photos; @KetteringPolice
An axe was among the items seized after police smash their way into two cannabis farms in Kettering. Photos; @KetteringPolice

Kadri Bashaliu, 25, of no fixed abode, denied producing 255 cannabis plants at an address in Duke Street, when he appeared before magistrates today.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Northampton Crown Court on April 14.

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