Two men charged after '£1m cannabis farm' seized in police raid

Plants were recovered from an outbuilding in Hawick on Wednesday.

Two men charged after ‘£1m cannabis farm’ seized by police in Hawick raid iStock

Two men have been charged in connection with drug offences after a “significant” amount of cannabis was seized during a police raid in the Borders.

Officers carried out a search of a commercial premises in Hawick on Wednesday and found the “large scale” cultivation.

The cannabis plants, estimated to have a street value of around £1m, were recovered from an outbuilding in Newmill on Teviot.

Two men, aged 20 and 30-years-old, were both arrested in connection with the find and have since been charged.

They are both due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Police Scotland thanked the local community for their support and pledged the force’s determination to get illegal drugs off the streets.

Detective chief inspector Bryan Burns, of Lothians and Scottish Borders CID, said: “Based on intelligence, both specialist and community officers, carried out a pro-active operation which resulted in a significant seizure of cannabis and the arrest of two men.

“The majority of cultivations that we uncover come from information given to us from our communities and I would like to thank the local community in the Scottish Borders for their continued support.

“I hope this operation highlights our determination to tackle drug activity at all levels.

“In addition to tackling and dismantling the cannabis cultivations themselves, we will continue to do everything in our powers to strip those responsible of their criminal assets using the Proceeds of Crime Act, so that they do not benefit financially from their crimes.”

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