Three arrested after £700k worth of cannabis found in Ilford

Police seized an estimated £700,000 worth of cannabis after raiding a property in Ilford on February 16

Police seized an estimated £700,000 worth of cannabis after raiding a property in Ilford this morning - Credit: Met Police / Redbridge MPS

Three people have been arrested after a "large scale cannabis factory" was discovered in Ilford.

Cannabis with an estimated street value of £700,000 were seized after police raided a property in Hainault Street this morning (February 16).

The "large scale cannabis factory" was found in the Ilford Town ward

The "large scale cannabis factory" was found in the Ilford Town ward - Credit: Met Police / Redbridge MPS

Police say the factory was found behind a cavity wall hidden by a shelving unit, which had to be removed for access.

The factory was behind a cavity wall hidden a shelving unit, which had to be removed for access.

The factory was behind a cavity wall hidden a shelving unit, which had to be removed for access. - Credit: Met Police / Redbridge MPS

A Met spokesperson said the bust was a result of work by the Met's East Area drugs focus desk supported by the dog unit, Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team and the new Ilford Town Centre team.

Inspector Yasar Noori of East Area Command said: “This was a great result.

"Over a half a million in cannabis that now won’t be sold or used on our streets.

“We take all information supplied seriously, particularly when it relates to the crimes that really affect local areas and the people living and working in them.

Police arrested three people after discovering the plants

Police arrested three people after finding the plants - Credit: Met Police / Redbridge MPS

“If you know about someone growing cannabis or dealing drugs please don’t hesitate - get in touch.”

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The investigation is ongoing.