Police raid Portsmouth cannabis farm

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DRUG dealers in Portsmouth have been dealt a ‘significant’ blow after police raided a cannabis farm.

Officers from the Charles Dickens and St Jude’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs), along with the force support unit, carried out a raid in Charlotte Street on Friday.

The warrant was executed as part of the NPTs ongoing commitment to tackle drug dealing in Portsmouth.

A spokeswoman for the force said a ‘significant number’ of cannabis plants and equipment were located and seized – although no details on the estimated street value of the haul were revealed.

Sergeant Richard Holland said: ‘This was a very successful operation; the seizure of these plants will be a significant loss to the dealer.

‘This action sends a clear message to the public and demonstrates the NPTs commitment to combating the drugs issue in Portsmouth.’

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