Cannabis farm in bunker below farmer’s field discovered by police with thermal imaging camera

A drugs gang found themselves in deep trouble after police discovered their cannabis farm hidden 10ft underneath a field. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police found 130 blooming plants – worth £130,000 – by using a thermal image camera to identify heat patches under the soil in Shipham, Somerset. Drug criminals had tapped into the mains supply of a nearby house to maintain the secret cannabis hoard, using trap doors in the earth to drop into the bunker. The drugs den had lights and running water buried 10ft under the country field when it was discovered by police.

Inspector Roger Tolley, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: ‘We were alerted to the potential cannabis factory by the community. ‘The underground factory is the latest in a rising number of cannabis factories up and down the country concealed using increasingly elaborate methods. ‘In response, police are using a variety of techniques to help detect potential cannabis sites. ‘The public are our eyes and ears, and information regarding suspected illegal activity is absolutely vital in helping us combat crime.’ A 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug following the raid, on Friday and has been bailed until April. Drugs squad police discovered this Gothic wall mirror was a door to a secret room which hid a cannabis factory.

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