“The City of London” is the way the financial district of England’s capital is called. Almost empty due to coronavirus lockdown, a passerby can only remember its once crowded hectic streets.
Some bystanders reported “a strong smell of cannabis” to the police, which got a warrant to enter the premises on Thursday 14 January.
The cannabis Farm and law enforcement
As a result, “a significant ‘cannabis factory’ of 826 (marijuana) plants has been dismantled and destroyed by officers”, the City of London Police reported. So far, “we have made two arrests and our enquiries continue”, they added in a press release.
The basement of a commercial building, near the Bank of England, was equipped with wired lighting and ventilation tubes in a commercial building not far from the Bank of England.
“This is the first cannabis factory in the City, no doubt being set up in response to fewer people being out and about during the pandemic who might have noticed any unusual activity. However, this demonstrates that City of London Police continues to actively police the Square Mile, bearing down on any crime committed here”, Detective Inspector Andy Spooner, investigation leader, said.