A couple growing cannabis in a Cambridgeshire home tried to evade arrest by jumping through a window and hiding in the attic. Members of the public alerted police in January over concerns that cannabis was being cultivated illegally at a property in London Road, St Ives.
Officers checked on January 10 and found the front door was barricaded. They then spotted Chovan Ceo jumping out the window and Lan Thi Nguyen hiding under insulation in the attic.
Inside the home, officers found more than 300 cannabis plants with a street value of up to £500,000. Ceo, 43, and Nguyen, 50, both of London Road, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (June 10) where they were both sentenced to two years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to the production of cannabis .
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PC Tom Russell, of the Huntingdonshire Neighborhoods Team, said: “Thanks to community members, this illegal drug will not find its way onto the streets and this couple is behind bars. Drug trafficking is a source of revenue for organized crime groups, many of whom are involved in other forms of serious crime, including modern slavery.
“We encourage people to look out for signs of illegal cannabis factories, including darkened windows and people coming and going at different times of the day.” If you suspect drug trafficking or production in your area, report it at https: //bit.ly/3NX27RV