UK news Two jailed after police bust drug farm worth nearly £500K last minute news
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Breaking News ! Two men who told police they were employed to "grow weed" have been jailed. Police recovered about 580 cannabis plants worth up to £487,000 in a raid on a property in Hall Drive, Hardwick, Cambridgeshire on May 16. They arrested Clirim Kukaj and Shekelzen Osmanaj, both 26 who were found at the farm. Shekelzen Osmanaj (Image: Police) Both claimed they did not plant the crops but were employed to grow and care for them in return for cash. At Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (June 29) Kukaj, of Valence Drive, Cheshunt was sentenced to 18 months and Osmanaj, of Hall Drive, Hardwick, was sentenced to 25 months in prison after both previously pleading guilty to being concerned in the production of cannabis.
. “We all have a role to play in keeping our local areas safe from drug dealing. Drugs and drug related crime can have a negative impact on our communities and its use can harm the health and safety of our residents.”
Part of the farm raided by police had worth nearly £500,000
The pair were also ordered to pay £1,978 in compensation to the landlord of the Hardwick property and the £6,365 in cash found on them must be confiscated. If you suspect drug dealing or cannabis growing at a house in your area, you can report it to police online or by calling 101.