Police make £900,000 cannabis seizure at three addresses in a single street

Some of the cannabis plants seized in the raid on Old Park Avenue

Police have seized cannabis plants worth an estimated £900,000 from three properties in a single Canterbury street.

As a result of reports about suspicious activity, officers went to Old Park Avenue behind Sturry Road on the morning of Friday, April 5.

They arrested Ardit Tershalla and a search of a property uncovered around a cultivation 250 cannabis plants.

The 24 year-old, of Old Park Avenue in Canterbury, was later charged with one count of cultivating cannabis and one count of abstracting electricity.

He appeared at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody.

While officers were in the street, concerns were raised about two other nearby properties.

They were raided and each house was found to contain around 500 plants.

Enquiries are ongoing.


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