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Two charged over cannabis production after operation worth nearly £730,000 raided in Newcastle

Written by on 19 January 2021

Cannabis worth nearly three quarters of a million pounds has been found at a warehouse in Newcastle.

Around 2,000 plants were discovered by officers at an empty building on part of the Parkhouse Industrial Estate.

Two men aged 20 & 21 have been arrested and subsequently charged with producing a controlled drug.

The two men – Thang Van Nguyen, aged 20, and Anh Van Nguyen, aged 21, of no fixed address – were arrested and subsequently charged to appear before the next available court.

Chief Inspector Phil Duffy, Staffordshire Police’s Local Police Commander for Newport, said: “This was an excellent example of teamwork and I am very grateful to the member of the public who contacted us.

“We rely heavily on the public to help us keep our communities as safe as we can. Once again, I would particularly urge landlords to know who is using your properties and make regular checks on them.

“We treat every call seriously and would urge anyone with information to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”