£1.2m of Cannabis found in Cumbernauld industrial estate

Written by Scott Campbell. Scott Campbell
Published at 17:53 on 6 February 2014.
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A COMMERCIAL premises in Cumbernauld has been found to be the cultivation grounds of drugs worth over £1million.

Officers at Police Scotland confirmed today (6th February) that they had searched a commercial business premises in Mid Road, in Cumbernauld, only to find drugs worth approximately £1.2million.

Police Scotland confirmed that the £1.2million find of cannabis came after an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday 4th February 2014.

Around 1730 hours on Tuesday evening, Police officers searched the commercial premises in Mid Road, under warrant. Officers recovered over two thousand cannabis plants from the premises, which the police say was likely cultivated and distributed from the premises.

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In a statement today, Sergeant Michelle Thomson, Cumbernauld Community Investigation Unit, described how the authorities “continue to pursue those involved in the drugs trade.”

She said: “Police Scotland will continue to pursue those involved in the drugs trade. This is a significant recovery and will certainly have an impact on those involved in the cultivation and further distribution of these drugs.”

Mid Road is part of an industrial estate on the south side of Cumbernauld. The estate, which is accessible off of Blairlinn Road is home to businesses such as Link Logistics, CMS Enviro Window Systems and Blairlinn Parks Depot – a council owned facility.

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Police Scotland say that enquiries into the million pound haul are continuing, with a report due to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Anyone with information about the drugs or who used the premises can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence,” Sergeant Thomson added.
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