Police weed out Croydon drug trade in second seizure

Cannabis Plants. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Cannabis Plants. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Cannabis worth £25,000 was seized by the Metropolitan Police yesterday morning during a raid in South Norwood.

Alexandru-Gabriel Stefan and Klodjan Mukaj have been arrested and charged with production of cannabis. Mukaj has also been charged with electricity theft.

Fifty mature plants and the equipment that was used to cultivate them were found in the house on Hambledon Road.

Stefan and Mukaj appeared in Camberwell Magistrates’ Court via video link from custody this morning.

Police Constable Ross Sandiford said: “Electricity supplies that have been tampered with make cannabis factories unstable and dangerous to surrounding properties.”

He added: “This is the second cannabis factory my team has shut down in as many months.”

The previous raid took place in September, where £160,000 worth of cannabis was uncovered on Edridge Road, Croydon.

400 cannabis plants were uncovered and a 31-year old man was arrested at the scene. He was sentenced to eight months imprisonment at Croydon Magistrates Court later that month.

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