Police in Salford bust cannabis farm and arrest four men

Police in Salford bust cannabis farm and arrest four men

Four men were arrested this morning (Thursday 23 March 2023), after officers swooped in on a suspected cannabis farm on Arthur Street in Swinton.

The drugs warrant was carried out by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Salford Neighbourhood Team after evidence came to light that the property was being used for the cultivation of cannabis.

Initial searches of the building uncovered 3 rooms full of suspected cannabis plants.

The plants were seized and four men were detained under section 23 of the misuse of drugs act. They were subsequently arrested on suspicion of involvement in the production and supply of cannabis and remain in police custody for questioning. 

Sergeant Peter MacFarlane said: “Locating a cannabis farm is a great result for the team who are gathering intelligence and working hard to crackdown on drug-related crime across Salford.

“Farms of this nature are also incredibly dangerous to other occupants in the area. The building itself is still being made safe due to the amount of wiring around the plants. Criminals running these types of enterprises have no regard for public safety and in these conditions, an electrical fault from bad wiring could easily start a fire and endanger lives.

“The arrests and seizures then go someway towards disrupting the supply of illegal drugs and the criminality that comes with it, and will also make our communities safer.

“This operation was intelligence led and a huge part of our intelligence comes from members of the public sharing information with us. If you have suspicions about a crime taking place please report it so we can take positive action and bring those responsible to justice.”

You can make a report by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency. You can also report via the LiveChat function on GMP’s website: www.gmp.police.uk

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

GMP recently rolled out a new Neighbourhood Policing model which means there will be more officers on the streets taking action against the crimes that matter to you the most. 

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