Jail for man after cannabis factory worth half a million pounds found by police

A man has been jailed after a cannabis factory worth half a million pounds was found by police.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 10:08 am

The Huntingdon neighbourhood team were executing a warrant in Main Street, Yaxley on 26 April when they smelt cannabis coming from a neighbouring property.

The inquisitive team went round to the house and were greeted by Erlon Cuni who had cannabis buds on his clothing.

They arrested the 30-year-old and a search of the home revealed bags of cannabis worth up to £500,000 in the loft as well as equipment for growing and preparing the drug to be sold.

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Erlon Cuni
Erlon Cuni

At Peterborough Crown Court on Monday (21 June), Cuni was sentenced to two years and four months in prison. He had previously pleaded guilty to production of cannabis.

Detective Constable Mat Belfitt, who investigated, said: “Thankfully our neighbourhood officers were in the right place at the right time to ensure this substantial amount of illegal drugs were stopped from finding their way to the streets.

“Drug trafficking is a source of revenue for organised crime groups, many of whom are involved in other forms of serious crime including modern slavery.

“We would encourage people to continue to look out for signs of illegal cannabis factories including blacked out windows and people coming and going various times of the day.”

Some of the drugs found by police
Some of the drugs found by police
Some of the drugs found by police