Cannabis Seeds

 

A brief history of cannabis arrests and seizures from around the world, from the blatantly obvious to the downright bizarre, including arrests for cultivation, arrests for possession, arrests for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Cannabis arrests brought to you on a daily basis, occasionally with a hint of humour.

 

'remanded in police custody'
Hemelhempsteadtoday.co.uk
October 22nd 2005

A man from Hemel Hempstead appeared in court today charged with possession of drugs in connection with a large police seizure of cannabis.
Mark Seaton, 38, of Lucks Hill, appeared in front of magistrates in Hemel Hempstead also charged with money laundering.
Mr Seaton did not make a plea and has been remanded in police custody until Wednesday.
He was arrested in Galley Hill in Hemel Hempstead at 1.15pm on October 19 after police recovered around 12kgs of cannabis and cash from a black Lexus vehicle
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'and is helping police with inquiries'
Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Deborah McAleese
October 21st 2005

Police last night smashed two major cannabis factories, seizing 400 plants during planned searches in counties Armagh and Antrim. Drugs Squad Officers discovered a "sophisticated cannabis factory" during a search of a property at Mullaghbrack Road in Markethill. Around 300 cannabis plants, lights and other cultivation equipment were seized.
Police said the potential value of the plants was several hundreds of thousands of pounds,(must be damn big plants) A man was arrested and is helping police with inquiries. Meanwhile, police in Antrim arrested a man after uncovering a cannabis factory in a specially converted basement during a planned search of an outhouse at Ballykennedy Road, Nutts Corner. Around 100 plants - estimated to be worth around £50,000 - were seized along with lights and equipment.


'shock by this as we had no idea'
Bromleytimes.co.uk
October 21st 2005

 

Detectives stormed a cannabis factory throwing a community's lofty bid for village status into jeopardy. Several hundred cannabis plants were seized by Met officers from a property in Chatterton road, Bromley, yesterday morning. The news is a blow to residents and business owners in the area who have sent a 2,000-signature petition to the council applying for village status. A resident from Chatterton Road who lives a few doors away from where the factory was found said: "This is very disappointing news for an area we already refer to as a village."We have a tight community here and are all in shock by this as we had no idea." Full Shock.....

 

'they found 51 cannabis plants'
Newsandstar.co.uk
October 20th 2005

 

A Cumbrian cannabis dealer has been arrested in Holland after three-and-a-half years on the run. Forty-five-year-old Alan Mason fled Carlisle on January 23, 2002, after he was convicted of possession with intent to supply. Mason was arrested in Zaandam, Holland, late last week. He is now facing extradition to the UK
When police raided his home in Stonegarth, Morton, they found 51 cannabis plants – worth £7,500 – and an elaborate lighting, heating and irrigation system.
He has been hiding in Holland for the past three years and was caught after applying for Dutch citizenship.
Mason broke his cover twice last year to give interviews to the News & Star from Holland.

 

Police seized 16kg of herbal cannabis
Icnetwork.co.uk
Ben Ashford South London Press
October 19th 2005

 

The dad and brother of "Hackney siege" gunman Eli Hall have been charged over a 16kg cannabis haul.
Fifty-three-year-old Ranford "Rasta" Hall and son Howell Hall, 25, were held when cops swooped on an alleged drug den in Norwood Road, Streatham. They and Simon Barjona, 31, are accused of running a pirate DVD racket and cannabis cafe from a garage there.
Police seized 16kg of herbal cannabis, £10,000 cash and an array of hardware allegedly used to churn out counterfeit DVDs of the latest blockbuster movies and Jamaican dance-hall films.
The arrests of Ranford and Howell come nearly three years after 32-year-old Eli Hall holed himself up in an east London bedsit in Britain's longest armed siege, Full Haul......

 

Acting on further information
Ninemsn.com.au
October 18th 2005

 

Police seize cannabis worth $850k. Two men have been charged after police seized hydroponic cannabis worth more than $850,000 during raids on two properties on the NSW north coast. Police said they searched a home in Lakeview Terrace at Bilambil, near Tweed Heads, about 8am (AEST) on Monday, and found 92 cannabis plants and a hydroponics set-up. A 64-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Tweed Heads police station for questioning. Acting on further information, police then searched a premises in nearby Beltana Road and seized another 81 cannabis plants. A second man, aged 34, also was arrested for questioning, More Information......



'3kg of high-quality cannabis head'
Stuff.co.nz
October 17th 2005

New Zealand Police say a professional drug dealing operation with drugs worth at least $35,000 was busted in Palmerston North on Friday when they arrested a 41-year-old man for possessing methamphetamine and cannabis for supply. The man appeared in the Palmerston North District Court on Saturday, and will reappear tomorrow on further charges relating to possessing drugs for supply.
Strategic Crime Group leader Detective Dave Thompson said police searched a rural property on the outskirts of the city on Friday afternoon. They found close to 2oz of methamphetamine, worth about $20,000, and nearly 3kg of high-quality cannabis head, worth about $15,000. They also found a "substantial" quantity of cannabis oil, chemicals for making oil, and quantities of cannabis leaf, Full Head..........

 

 

'unspecified amount of Marijuana'
Poker777.com
October 16th 2005

In a continuing effort to curb the activities of New York City's popular underground poker clubs, police busted yet another club this past Friday night. As part of the raid, 13 employees of the Broadway Club were arrested, and $56,000 were confiscated by police. The authorities also reportedly happened upon an unspecified amount of Marijuana. The 13 employees arrested are reportedly up against charges that include promoting gambling. The investigation into the poker club is ongoing, and was initiated following a complaint that a customer had taken out a gun at the establishment

 

'inmates still on the loose'
2020News.com
October 16th 2005

 

Two inmates escaped from a corrections center in Lincoln yesterday, causing a nearby elementary school to be locked down briefly. David Cameron 43 along with Oliver Letwin 52 escaped from the Community Corrections Center wearing a gray prison uniform.
They were in the center, which is for inmates in work-release programs, serving a ten-year-term for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
Lincoln Police say Davis and Wood were about to be released from the center but officials recently discovered he was wanted in Colorado.
Police say the pair are still on the loose and are not to be approached.

 

'a large cannabis plantation'
Ekathimerini.com
October 16th 2005

Eight arrests after Farsala raid. Police yesterday found a large cannabis plantation in Farsala, close to Karditsa, that had been growing in a greenhouse among tomato and other vegetable plants. Eight people were arrested in connection with the illegal plants, which were about to be dried and packed, police said, without disclosing details about the size of the drug haul.

'368 kg of cannabis'
Chinaview.cn
October 16th 2005

TIRANA, Oct. 15 (Xinhuanet) - Albania police seized on Saturday 368 kg of cannabis on a boat in the country's southern territorial waters, the Albanian Telegraph Agency reported. According to the police, the narcotics, packed in 15 big sport bags and in packets of 0.5 kg and one kg, were seized early Saturday on a small abandoned wooden boat equipped with a 15 horsepower engine at Podaj bay. The police had identified some suspects and were continuing the investigation, police said. Enditem



'intentionally obstructing Con. Llewellyn Edwards'
Theroyalgazette.com
October 15th 2005

 

A 21-year-old man accused of cultivating 249 cannabis plants for sale has appeared in Magistrates’ Court. Dion Sheldon Pitcher, 21, of Chapel of Ease Road, St. David’s, was charged with growing cannabis on June 23.
Pitcher was also charged with possessing cannabis with intent to supply as well as intentionally obstructing Det. Con. Llewellyn Edwards at the same date and time. In addition to 249 cannabis plants, Pitcher is charged with possessing a plethora of drug equipment on the same date, including two hydroponic growing systems, two intense light lamps, one green plastic tub, four bottles of plant nutrition, organic sponges, one bag of fertiliser, a water filter, one waterproof testing kit, a pH control kit, Full Assault....

 

'chemicals and a rake of cash'
2020news.com
October 15th 2005

Police in Sydney's south-west have arrested a woman and a man over the seizure of a large amount of cannabis plants.
The discovery was made during a raid on a home at Gaby. Police say they found a sophisticated hydroponic set-up both under the house and in several rooms, and in the attic. They seized more than 380 cannabis plants, growth lamps, chemicals and a rake of cash.
A 27-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man have been charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of drugs and goods where remanded in custody, untill they will reappear at the local court next month.

 

'looking forward to going back to crown court'
Icnetwork.co.uk
Tom Bodden
October 14th 2005



NorthWales cannabis campaigner Jeff Ditchfield last night faced fresh charges of supplying and growing the drug. The 49-year-old shop owner from Rhyl spent more than a year on bail. During the summer he challenged the director of public prosecutions to bring charges or drop the case against him. Mr Ditchfield said last night he planned to plead not guilty and seek a trial at crown court. He previously claimed cannabis helped relieve the pain of chronically ill people. The latest charges include cultivating 26 plants at Prestatyn between January 1 and March 25, 2004, plus supplying a derivative of the drug in Rhyl between May 21, 2003, and January 29, 2004."I am quite glad I have been charged and I'm looking forward to going back to crown court, Full Trial.....


 

'found 125 bales of hashish'
Icnetwork.co.uk
Hywel Trewyn
October 14th 2005


A
North Wales man was last night behind bars following a huge £11m drugs bust off the holiday island of Ibiza.
Nefyn man Wayne Roberts Bridge, 44, was one of four Britons arrested during a raid by Spanish customs officers. His brother Earl Edwin Bridge, 45, of Pwllheli, has since been released without charge. The drama unfolded when officials boarded British-registered fishing boat 'Quiet Waters' and overpowered the crew before carrying out a search. Police said they found 125 bales of hashish weighing a total of 3.7 tonnes and worth £11.1m on the black market. It was hailed as the biggest haul off Ibiza's coast for 17 years. The operation staged by members of the Customs and Excise Service and the Ibiza Tax Agency took place between Ibiza and the smaller island of Formentera. Full Hash.......

 

'caught with small amounts of cannabis'
Abc.net.Au
October 14th 2005

A Western Australian Government initiative allowing some people caught with small amounts of cannabis to pay a fine or attend an education session is easing pressure on the courts. Under the system, police can decide not to lay charges if a person is found with less than 30 grams of cannabis or is cultivating up to two non-hydroponic plants. More than 2,400 people were issued with infringement notices in the first year, with most opting to pay a fine. Terry Murph,y from the Drug and Alcohol Office, says the number of reported cannabis offences has increased since the scheme was introduced, but the number of people going to court is down. "We've actually seen a drop in the surveys measuring cannabis use and there's been no increase in what might indicate availability such as the amount of cannabis seized by police,"

 

'and two counts of possessing cannabis'
Dailytelegraph.news.com.au
October 13th 2005

A Finance company director charged with bestiality and animal cruelty has appeared briefly in a Sydney court.
Brendan McMahon, 36, fronted Downing Centre Local Court today to answer more than 30 charges. In addition to the charges of animal cruelty and bestiality, he also faces two counts of possessing cannabis.
The New Zealander, from Tamarama in Sydney's east, was arrested after the bodies of between 40 and 50 rabbits were discovered in a lane beside his city office in August. Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Syme continued Mr McMahon's bail and ordered him to reappear in the same court on November 10.

 

'found 92 cannabis plants growing'?
Police.nsw.gov.au
October 13th 2005

State Crime Command South East Asian Crime Squad detectives have charged a couple following a raid on a house, which uncovered a sophisticated hydroponics set-up. Following information received from members of the public, detectives executed the warrant at a house in a residential area of south Liverpool, about 10am yesterday (Wednesday 12 October). Police will allege they found 92 cannabis plants growing in a hydroponic set-up in two rooms of the home. The plants have an estimated potential street value of almost $190,000.
Forty-four bags of cannabis leaf are also alleged to have been found inside the house and are worth a total estimated potential street value of $130,000. A 24-year-old woman and 31-year-old man were arrested at the scene and taken to Liverpool Police Station for questioning, Full Questioning......

 


'designed to exploit the weakness of others'
Breakingnews.iol.ie
October 13th 2005

A mother who was caught with cannabis resin valued almost €400,000 has been jailed for 10 years after Judge Frank O’Donnell said he could not find any circumstance that would justify imposing a lesser sentence.
Esther Cullen aged 49 from Drumcairn Gardens, Tallaght,took part in an operation "designed to exploit the weakness of those addicted to drugs for her own gain," said Judge O’Donnell.
Cullen was convicted in April by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of having the cannabis at a house on Galtymore Road, Drimnagh on April 23, 2003. She was caught in the course of a "controlled delivery" of the drugs organised by Customs and Excise officials and the gardaí. Mr Joseph Mooney (aged 20 ) from Emmet Road, Inchicore, her nephew, was acquitted by the jury of the same charge following a six-day trial. Both had denied the charge, Full Design...........


We had an indication he was selling marijuana
Thedailystar.com
October 12th 2005

A 47-year-old Decatur man with a previous felony conviction for marijuana cultivation was arrested Wednesday for allegedly growing hydroponic pot.
Otsego County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Michael F. Ten Eyck said Shawn P. Duffy was arrested at his 123 county Highway 37 home after a search of the premises yielded a "secret, hidden room" used for growing high-potency marijuana.
Ten Eyck said deputies, a detective from the Oneonta Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency agents from the Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant that uncovered pot plants, which Ten Eyck said could collectively, Full Indication...........


 

'unusual appetite'
Jsonline.com
Jacqueline Seibel
October 11th 2005

Waukesha - A father has been charged with two crimes after his 5-year-old daughter got sick after eating marijuana-laced brownies she found in the family's home. On Saturday night, the girl's father, 24, of Waukesha, dropped his daughter off at his mother's home because he was going to a concert in Milwaukee, said police Capt. Mike Babe. Babe gave this account: Later that evening, the grandmother noticed the child was lethargic, her pupils were dilated and she was acting "strangely." She also had what the grandmother called an "unusual appetite." When the girl said she had eaten brownies that were on top of the stove at home, the grandmother took the child to the emergency room at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Police were called to the hospital at 1:51 a.m. Sunday, after tests came back positive for the presence of marijuana in the girl's bloodstream, Full Appetite.....

 

 

An "overpowering" smell of cannabis
Edp24.co.uk
Richard Balls
October 9th 2005

These are some of the startling scenes found by a police officer who climbed through the window of a city house to help investigate a water leak. An "overpowering" smell of cannabis hit PC Richard Bell as he clambered into the house on the tree-lined Earlham Road, Norwich, that had been turned into a sophisticated cannabis production line.
Except for a couple of armchairs, there was no furniture behind the front door of number 367, and every room was filled with cannabis, specialist equipment and other paraphernalia needed for cultivating and harvesting the reclassified class C drug, Michael Ian Kemp, 38, of Abbey Road, Old Buckenham, near Attleborough, was found guilty by an 11-strong jury yesterday of producing a quantity of a controlled drug at the £650-a-month property which he had once rented with his girlfriend, Full Stink......

 

5.6 tonnes of cannabis
Newswraps.com
October 8th 2005

Eight people have been charged with conspiracy to supply more than 5,000kg of cannabis after being arrested in connection with a record police seizure of the class C drug. Police said eight of the nine people arrested on Thursday after officers stopped a shipment of 5.6 tonnes of cannabis worth £12 million have been charged. The six men and two women will appear at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London on Saturday, Scotland Yard said. A ninth man was bailed to return to a London police station in two months pending further inquiries. The exact date has yet to be confirmed.

 

'accept the fact that I'm not a drug user'
Theroyalgazette.com
Tricia Walters
October 7th 2005

A man appeared in Magistrates' Court yesterday for various drug-related charges including a transient worker from Pennsylvania who imported 6.57 grams of cannabis on September 26. James Edward Dunne, 40, pleaded guilty to the charge of importing cannabis. Dunne was hired to help construct a stage for the Bermuda Music Festival which starts today. Crown counsel Wayne Caines told the court that Dunne arrived on a commercial flight and handed a clear sandwich bag to Police.The Government analyst found the bag to contain 6.57 grams of cannabis and Dunne was arrested. "Please accept the fact that I'm not a drug user, I just don't fly easy and I never smoked it. Someone had given it to me to help with the flight," Dunne told the court. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Dunne $1,500, or two months default, and gave him until Friday to pay, Full Use..............

 

'artefacts from Mexico'
Int.iol.co.za
October 7th 2005

British police and customs have seized 5,6 tons of cannabis hidden in a cargo of furniture and artefacts from Mexico, Scotland Yard said Thursday. The shipment, recovered by officers at a port on the east coast of Britain, was valued at 12 million pounds (about R138-million) and believed to be the largest-ever cannabis seizure made in Britain. Seven men and two women were arrested in connection with the drugs haul. Months of planning and intelligence gathering had led up to the drugs bust, Scotland Yard said. Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, head of Scotland Yard's Specialist Crime Directorate, said: "Undoubtedly this large seizure of cannabis was destined for London and had the potential to create serious harm to our communities"

'helping police with there inquiries'
Dailytelegraph.com.au
October 7th 2005

Cannabis worth $1.2 million and stolen property has been seized in a police raid in western Sydney. A woman, 42, was charged with having goods in custody and cultivating a prohibited plant and was bailed to appear in Liverpool Court on November 13th. Police found 400 plants and $32,000 in cash while executing a search warrant at a house in Dnwin Avenue, Cabramatta West late yesterday morning. They said sophisticated cultivation equipment in the house included heat lamps, shades, transformers and exhaust fans. A man, 49, was questioned and released pending further inquiries.

 

'fingerprints were found'
Edp24.co.uk
Richard Balls
October 7th 2005

A sophisticated cannabis “factory” was uncovered at a Norwich house near a police station when water began pouring into a neighbour's home, a court heard yesterday. Officers called to the rented property on Earlham Road found cannabis plants growing in bedrooms, drawers full of drying leaves, and a bath filled with pellets used in the cultivation of the drug. The value of the drugs and equipment recovered ran into thousands of pounds, Norwich Crown Court was told. Michael Kemp, 38, of Old Buckenham, near Attleborough, denies producing a quantity of the Class C drug. Hugh Vass, prosecuting, said that a neighbour had returned home at about 2pm on May 25 last year, to find his downstairs lavatory and hall entrance had been flooded with water from next door. Kemp denied any involvement, but Mr Vass said Kemp's fingerprints were found on a newspaper in a drawer used for drying cannabis, dated April 29 last year - six months after he left, Full Tale...........

 

'laughing-stock of the cannabis laws'
Hbtoday.co.nz
October 6th 2005

Police who were called because of a spate of thefts from sheds in a Rapier neighbourhood last month quickly turned the complainant into a defendant after finding the shed contained four cannabis plants.
But while it might have sounded like a joke, Judge John Deeds wasn't about to add to the humour when he sentenced 49-year-old Anthony Dale Halling to 200 hours' community work when the matter came before the Rapier District Court yesterday. Judge Deeds noted Halling, who pleaded guilty to a charge of cannabis cultivation, had four previous convictions for cannabis cultivation, and said a fine was not appropriate. "It would make a laughing-stock of the cannabis laws," he said. Police prosecutor Sergeant Jed van Guuren said police went to Halling's address in Scully Road, Onekawa, on an "unrelated matter" about 6.25am on September 25th, and found four of the plants and growing apparatus.

'thanks for nothing'
Icnetwork.co.uk
October 6th 2005

Flintshire magistrates jailed a manfor four months yesterday after a court heard he grew 63 cannabis plants in his home. Mark Morgan, 38, of The High Street, Connah's Quay, admitted possessing and producing cannabis for his own use. The plants had a potential street value of £9,00 were discovered during a police raid. Morgan, through his lawyer, Phillip Marshall-Thomas, said he was giving up heroin with the use of methadone but that made him weak and thin. Morgan protested when he was handcuffed and led away to the cells and told magistrates: "Thanks for nothing", Full Appreciation....

 

'threatened to attack his family'
Icnetwork.co.uk
Dean Valler
October 5th 2005

A former Royal Mail worker used his inside knowledge to masquerade as a postman and steal bags of post awaiting delivery. A court heard Inderjeet Malhi nipped into Coventry shops and sub-post offices where sacks of mail had been dropped off, wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket. The 20-year-old's disguise convinced staff he was a postie and he walked out with the mailsacks. Malhi, of Spring Road, Bell Green, Coventry, claimed he was being forced into the thefts by drug dealers to whom he owned £300 for cannabis. He told police they drove him around and waited in the car while he carried out the thefts. If he didn't comply, he claimed, they had threatened to attack his family, Full Scam.....

 

tough on drugs' tough on the causes?
Abc.net
October 5th 2005

Australian police have uncovered 60 cannabis plants, 18 kilograms of processed cannabis and large amounts of LSD and amphetamines in a South Australian city during a six week operation.
Operation Boddin began in early August and has resulted in 20 arrests and 17 people being reported for drug-related matters. Sergeant Gavin Mildrum says even though the operation is over, police will not stop being tough on drugs."Although the information has completed, I still ask people to provide information through either the BankSA Crime Stoppers network or to make contact with the police with any sort of information with which we will still follow up on and make the necessary arrests or reports in regard to that information," he said.

'with intent to supply'
Icliverpool.co.uk
October 4th 2005

A young footballer who turned up for his weekly training session at a local prison with a kilo of cannabis hidden in his sports bag has been jailed for nine months. Liverpool Crown Court heard Stephen Duke was paid to hide the drugs in a toilet cistern for an inmate at Walton jail. The 22-year-old Duke, who initially claimed he had found the package, was yesterday again visiting the jail - but this time as a prisoner serving a nine month sentence. Duke, of Warbreck Moor, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to possessing the drug, with a wholesale value of £800, with intent to supply, Full Intent....


'drug detection dogs'
Abc.net.au
October 4th 2005

One man has been charged and several cannabis cautions have been issued during a police drug operation over the long weekend. Operation Vikings used the police and drug detection dogs in 16 licensed premises at Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay. Senior Constable Sue Thompson says 24 searches were conducted. "In one incident a 32-year-old man was issued with a court attendance notice for possession of prohibited drugs and other offences," she said. "A total of six cannabis cautions were issued by police, along with other traffic and criminal-related charges."

'involvement in transporting the drugs'
Irishtimes.com
October 4th 2005

A 28 year old man found with over €1 million worth of cannabis has been jailed for eight years by Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Fergus Bennett, of Emmett Road, Inchicore, pleaded guilty to possession of the 162. 814 kilograms of cannabis on May 6, 2004, in the Phibsboro area of Dublin.
Detective Garda Grainne McCormack told prosecuting counsel, Ms Mary Rose Gearty BL, that Bennett was driving a van when gardai stopped him. Gardaí had received confidential information that Bennett was transporting a substantial amount of drugs in the vehicle. A search revealed the cannabis, worth a total of €1,137,698, packed into packages concealed in the van. Det Gda McCormack said Bennett admitted his involvement in transporting the drugs, Full Involvement..

'in far north Queensland'
Thecouriermail.Aus
October 3rd 2005

A 69-year-old woman and 77-year-old man have been arrested in far north Queensland following the discovery of a marijuana crop. Police found seedlings to mature plants in the crop near Cardwell in far north Queensland, a police spokeswoman said. They seized an amount of cannabis later during a search of a Cardwell residence. The pair face a number of charges, including one count each of producing and possessing a dangerous drug.They will appear in the Tully Magistrates Court on October 27.

 

'began making inquiries'
Telegraph.co.uk
Andrew Alderson
October 2nd 2005

The Discovery was made among tall trees and thick bracken on a remote cliff top near a Cornish fishing village. The terrain was so inaccessible that officers had to crawl to reach the scores of cannabis plants being grown illegally in the mild, moist climate. The audacious crime could well have been inspired by the film Saving Grace. In the hit comedy, Brenda Blethyn plays a Cornish widow growing marijuana on her coastal estate in order to pay off her late husband's debts. Detectives in Penzance, however, are this weekend trying to trace real criminals, who have been illegally cultivating hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of the drug close to National Trust land. The crops were discovered by chance when an officer in a police surveillance helicopter spotted what he thought were marijuana plants and filmed what he could see. He notified colleagues in Penzance who began making inquiries, Full Inquiry.....

 

Silence is the secret to success
Theroyalgazette.com
October 1st 2005

 

A Warwick man was found guilty of importing over $100,000 worth of cannabis yesterday.
Terrance Vancouver Caines was remanded in custody after a seven-man, five-woman jury delivered their verdict. Caines denied importing over 2,000 grams of cannabis in two reel-to-reel containers on July 27, 2004. The drugs were discovered after he arrived at Bermuda International Airport from the UK when a Customs officer asked to X-ray the containers.
When it was placed on the machine for X-ray, the Customs officer said Caines asked to go to the washroom which raised suspicions. The X-ray revealed that there were items other than reel-to-reel tapes in the containers. After inspecting the case, Police discovered a large amount of cannabis and questioned Caines. He refused to answer, but said: "Silence is the secret to success." Full Success.........

 

'code named Operation Tokyo'
Icnetwork.co.uk
October 1st 2005



A cannabis farm hidden in a disused building in South Norwood has been uncovered in a police raid. Officers carefully planned the raid after gathering intelligence on the sophisticated operation being run from three floors of a former snooker hall in South Norwood High Street. The farm used hydroponics technology to grow plants very quickly using intense lights and nutrients. Around 500 plants were seized in the raid, code named Operation Tokyo by police, early on Wednesday morning.
The street value of the cannabis has yet to be calculated. A 47-year-old man from the Chatham area of Kent was arrested on the premises. A 25-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, both from Croydon, were arrested later on Wednesday in connection with the investigation, Full Operation......


 

 

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