Five men charged after cannabis farm worth '3.5m' found in Lancashire warehouse
Five men have been charged after a cannabis farm worth an estimated £3.5m was uncovered in Oswaldtwistle.
Neighbourhood officers were making enquiries in the area when they noticed a "strong smell" emanating from a warehouse in Commercial Street on August 26, 2020.
Numerous boxes filled with pre-packaged bags of cannabis resin and cannabis bush were discovered once police entered the building - valued in the region of £3.5 million.
On June 29, officers executed warrants at addresses in Granville Street and Marles Court in Burnley, Higher Reedley Road in Nelson, and Revidge Road in Blackburn.
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Four men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cannabis.
A further warrant was executed yesterday (June 30) at an address in Burnley, resulting in the arrest of a 49-year-old man.
Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, five men have now been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis resin and Conspiracy to supply herbal cannabis.
- Salim Uddin, 49, of Bar Street, Burnley
- Badrul Alam, 35, of Higher Reedley Road, Nelson
- Ismail Ahmed, 36, of Granville Street, Burnley
- Yamin Patel, 33, of Revidge Road, Blackburn
- Gary McCann, 59, of Marles Court, Burnley
They have all appeared before magistrates and remanded to appeal at the Crown Court at a later date.
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